my cousin's son was 31, father of 3, buried yesterday. drank himself to death. pancreatitis killed him by bleeding. he refused to go to the hospital and died. his mother is grief stricken, seeing the casket taken away by the hearse to be cremated, I also broke down with her and clung to her crying. his 10 yr old son sobbed and trembled. my son is drinking a 30 pack of beer every night. he is terrified of the upcoming journey to the state penitentiary. my nephew (ant's cousin) works at a facility in Ohio. I emailed him that I was unhappy that there is nothing that can be done other than jail for this 4th DUI. this is what he wrote back: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I wish Tony would have committed his 4th DUI in Montgomery County, Ohio, he could then come to my facility, we specialize in DUI offenders. Prison is mandatory in Ohio for 4th DUI guys in this State as well. I personally believe addiction is a choice. Obviously, Tony continues to make bad choices. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ant (tony) did not go to work today. he cannot sleep. he has klonipin and sleeping pills but drinks instead. last night he took three trazadone after drinking and still couldnt sleep. I know there is a popular book called "addiction is a choice" and other people are starting to debate whether it is a choice or a disease. the way it makes my son miserable, I cannot think it is a choice.