“... no evidence of alcoholism or even alcohol abuse...”
Just wondering if you think your brother may be treating an undiagnosed mental disorder like Bipolar with alcohol? I use to work with two women who had issues with alcohol until they were diagnosed with Bipolar. The treatment/medication for Bipolar helped them (although not perfectly). They did, however, get off of alcohol completely.
He is 60 years old (I’m 65) and doubt he will change, having no desire to do so regardless the underlying reason.
I was trying to rebuke the idea that alcoholism was necessarily genetic, not to attempt a “cure” for my brother.
Good point mom. Dysthymia and manic depression contribute to self medication. Especially in males that wont seek help.. I appreciate your insight..