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 clowe on 24 April 2013.
Ok , my story is a long one, but everyones sake will cut it short, basically my parents have been weekend binge drinkers all my life, I am 45 my sister is 49.... my mum had a brain tumour when she was 43 and left her with Epilepsy and short term memory loss, my dad then became her full time carer, and slowly over the yrs the drinking became more frequent, I have to say my mum is an aggressive drunk.. anyway 5 yrs ago my father passed away with cancer and now my mum lives alone, My sister and I live abroad.. visiting as often as we can. she has carers going in every day.. since my dad died the drinking has become a necessity.. but over the last few months its terrible, now she has been intoxicated for at least a month, how she is managing to get to a shop and buy her daily bottle of whiskey is beyond me.. we have tried to help her, the she has been in and out of hospital with injuries from falling being drunk, she is 72 and is on serious medication for epilepsy and depression and still insists that she does NOT have a drinking problem.. can anyone out there have advice on how to treat her, talk to her , help her....
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