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- 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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Daughter of an alcoholic
Posted by Lui on 22 April 2015.
I have grown up throughout my life with a father who's an alcoholic. My father has drank since I can remember and although has never been violent towards me, he never bothered with me and missed out on a lot in my life. My mum stuck by him through thick and thin, cleaning up the mess after him, urinated clothes and furniture. My father eventually had a stroke, hospitalising him, which gave him the opportunity to go onto a detox programme. He'd been to AA loads but had never stuck it, however with the detox and support from AA this time it worked. He has now been dry for 3 years. I am still deeply hurt from how has been with both myself and my mum. As a result me and mum are the best of friends, a relationship now he can't handle. He is so jealous but equally is still so obsessed with himself and his addition I don't see how he'll ever be as close and how I could ever love him as I do my mum. He has now lost some weight is just horrible to mum, it's not my place to get involved but equally I hate seeing my mum so sad and him speaking to her like he used to when he drank. Any advice is warmly welcomed. X
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