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 fubar on 7 August 2016.
So I've read a lot of posts on this site and I am sorry for all of your struggles. My story seems to be the opposite to most. I am 25 with 3 sisters. We were born into a world with 2 alcoholic parents, and while we were young I didn't realise that my sister was getting us breakfast and taking us to school because my parents were too hungover, or that my clothes were too small, dirty or ripped because alcohol was the priority. This is something we have been living with for our entire lives and I go through stages of how I feel about it but I just don't want to do this any more. My sisters deserve better than the cards they were dealt. A little over a year ago we lost our mother to cancer, and although previous to her illness they had always been classed as functioning alcoholics, going to work and seeming normal, this has changed for our dad. he has lost his job, with no intention of getting a new one! He is in thousands and thousands of pounds worth of debt and he has almost lost the house once before. So 3 of us living at home in a situation we can't bare, we need to move out for our mental health, but that leaves dad to pay his debt, the bills, feed himself and generally survive on his own! And a huge part of me says, he's 55, he's a grown up he will figure it out and the other part of me thinks he will drink himself to death or end up homeless! In what realm as a parent is this an acceptable position to put your children in? And in what realm can a child allow this yo happen to a parent.
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