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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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My Mum is an Alcoholic
Posted by I Am. on 1 August 2015.
Since I was 4, my mum has been a really bad on and off alcoholic. I'm 14 now. My sister tried to take care of me when my mum drank, but it was difficult for her because she was only 9 at the time, and my dad was nearly always at work. Before we came to England, it got really bad, and even on the flight over my mum was drunk. It took her a couple years to fully get over the drinking, and she was sober for about five years. My mum and dad split up about a year and a half ago, and my mum's drinking has started again. It's gotten really bad, so bad that I have to stay at my dad's when I should be staying at my mum's. I'm scared of what will happen when she gets help, because my dad was abusive to my mum a few years back and now she's drinking. My sister is 19 now and at university, so there's no way she could take care of me, my grandma is really ill and has to go to the hospital a lot and my parents aren't exactly healthy people to stay with. What should I do?
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