Despite the constant denial of members of Alcoholics Anonymous that they do not tell new members who have been enticed to go to an AA meeting by coercion or court order that they do not do tell you you are going to die, it is the standard operation procedure for them to do so. The coercion manual commonly called the "Big Book" explicitly tells them to do this. The manual also instructs the AA member to use it to get the new members they have targeted to admit they are an "Alcoholic" regardless if they are or not. It is documented deception that is cross referenced throughout the mental manipulation manual called "Alcoholics Anonymous" which Bill Wilson plagiarized and called his own to grow the cult and make him rich.
Chapter 7 "Working With Others" page 92 of the "Big Book"
Continue to speak of alcoholism as an illness, a fatal malady. Talk about the conditions of body and mind which accompany it. Keep his attention focused mainly on your personal experience. Explain that many are doomed who never realize their predicament. Doctors are rightly loath to tell alcoholic patients the whole story unless it will serve some good purpose. But you may talk to him about the hopelessness of alcoholism because you offer a solution. You will soon have your friend admitting he has many, if not all, of the traits of the alcoholic. If his own doctor is willing to tell him that he is alcoholic, so much the better.