Our expert says:
As you describe so vividly, alcoholism causes awful changes in people, and causes problems for many others around them. It is useful not to join in the game of pretending all is well, but to make it clear that you recognize that he has a serious problem which he needs to deal with, with proper expert help ; and that as you are aware he steals things to feed his habit, you annot trust him with access to money or belongings of others.
If he wants to get help, you can offer to help him get to the right specialists, AA, rehab, whatever.
But you can't do the necessary work for him - unless and until he himself admits there is a problem he can['t handle alone, and sincerely engages with prper help, there is no way anyone else can help him
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