We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Posted by Little lady on 24 December 2014.
I don't really know where to start. I'm writing this and sharing to see if this helps. They say talking about problems really makes a difference so here it goes. Ever since I was really young and I mean my first memories, my dad has drank heavily. When i say heavily I mean either 8 cans of carling special brew , a litre of vodka or whiskey a day. Ever since my mother divorced my dad thugs has spiralled for the worse. I've had to move out because I can't deal with his drinking and abusive behaviour. My mother was diagnosed with dimentia when I was 18 years old, I'm now 23 and I'm lucky if she recognises me someways. Anyway back to the subject, my dad is now drinking really badly as he's out of work and is not interested in anything other than his litre of whiskey a night (straight) I visited him tonight and noticed he hadn't had a drink and was sober although there was a bottle waiting on the table. He didn't look well, his stomach is like a big hard ball obviously swolen from the alcohol abuse. We were having a normal conversation and all of a sudden out of no where he started vomiting uncontrollably. He then told me this has been going on for a month or so and also he has been coughing up blood. I know this is a really bad sign but he will not listen to me or go to a doctor or let me help. He convinces no one but himself that it's just a bug he's caught but surely a tummy bug does not last 4 weeks. To be honest I just need a little guidance on what to do next Thanks for listening
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