I need legit opinions and advice. Can marijuana be used as a substitute for alcohol in an alcoholic?
A bit of back story for those who care to not just spout off. My dad fell into alcoholisim about 3 years ago and has gotten progressively worse through the years. He lives alone and has been in and out of AA/treatment/and the ICU. He has gotten to the point where he no longer ambulates on his own will and because of this urinates and defecates on himself. This has led to my recent discovery of a third degree bed sore which may or may not develop into a blood infection and lead to hospitalization. That being said there's a lot to the story which I can address, but all options have been tried and while he does have the desire to quit his addiction is too much. My guess is loneliness, retirement, age, and regret for how his life turned out despite it actually being pretty good, is the cause for the drinking. It's at the point we will either have to have a family member live with him, my aunt, or have him placed in a care facility. When he can sober up he has returned function to care for himself, but it lasts at best 3 days. I think substituting a drug for a drug is not ideal, but I think it would allow him a better quality of life and that "escape" he needs. It's not addressing the problem, but it's a lesser of two evils and as far as I can see it a good and only option. I live in a now "legal" state so it shouldn't be an issue legally. Input is greatly appreciated.