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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I don't know what to do
Posted by Emma on 29 June 2015.
I'm 16 years old, I have been aware of my mums drinking problem from a young age, although I've never known who to tell or what to do so I just kept it to myself. My parents had a huge fall out last night and my dad finally confronted me about my mums problem, it feels a relief to be able to talk about it with one family member however now I do not know what to do. My mum started drinking shortly after I was born, I presume due to post natal depression and I can't help but feel this is my fault. I really don't know what to do and I'm overwhelmed with emotion, my mum is in complete denial and has left the house to stay with a friend. I've confronted her before about her problem and she promised me on many occasions it wouldn't happen again and she just gets angry at me and then continues to drink. I find bottles all the time. However I'm scared if I confront her she will just flip out, however I fear for her safety and her job. I really don't know what to do before it's too late or she will lose her job and we'll lose everything. I need help I just don't know what to do
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