I am amazed at your answer. If " the cure" for alcoholism were that simple, why would we need counselors? As a recovering alcoholic, I'm well qualified to say that your answer is clinically correct for the initial withdrawal from alcohol. But that is the easy part. Usually takes 3 to 5 days in most cases. But you failed to address the mental obsession of alcoholism that can be life long. Sure, it can subside or lessen with programs, counseling, religion, or what ever works on an individual basis. However, no matter what, relapse is always possible. Actually, statistically it is likely.The success rates of detox centers, rehab facilities and aftercare programs is astonishing low. So, the risk factor is always there.
To be totally honest, if my son told me he wanted to be a donor, I'd be all for it. But, if he wanted to donate it to me, I would say "no" for the reasons I just expressed . I really appreciate what you do and wish there were more like you, but you confirmed , to me, again, that no one understands an alcoholic like another alcoholic.