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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What to do
Posted by Exasperated sister on 21 October 2013.
Hi, I have just signed up to this website and am looking some advice, basically my sister is an alcoholic in denial, she has 2 young children aged 9 and 5, she works shifts and stays Sober on her working days, but as soon as she has a day off she will just drink, often my family and her husbands family get a phone call mid morning to see who can pick the kids up from school, it's always to late to say no as she will have been drinking already, when confronted about it she makes up excuse after excuse, saying she still functions, the kids are looked after so it's not a problem. We have tried everything we can think of, from telling her the harsh reality, to trying to get her to open up and talk, it has got to the point she has her eldest child lying and covering for her. We take it in turns to pop by for a visit !!! When her husbands not there to check if she has been drinking, if she has then we have to stay to make sure the kids are ok, but I've had enough she is ruining everyone's lives, plus pushing my mum into an early grave. We had a massive fight this evening as I have been pushed to the limit. I'm now banned from her house ( though it won't last as she will need me for something ) but any advice would be appreciated
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