Anyway, the problem with true with addiction is that there is a biological component. Artie is an addict of the highest order, and his brain is just wired in such a way that it's nearly impossible for him to quit. I don't think it would matter as to what country he's in; I have a cousin who is a really bad alcoholic, and I fight with my family who want to drink around him about this all the time. Some people can't just have a drink, they have to have ten, then twenty, then drink every day so you don't get hung over....It all ends up crashing down of course, but the science of addiction has changed a lot. Artie really needs to quit cold turkey and never touch the stuff again, but it's way easier said than done.