I need advice please by ClaireHMy sister is 44. She has suffered with depression since she was a teenager. She is now living in Bristol and a single mother of a 10 year old girl. We became aware in May that she is drinking daily. She is regularly drunk before lunchtime to the point where she cannot string a sentence together. She constantly reeks of alcohol but disappears off somewhere regularly, maybe to drink more or if maybe she taking something as well as drinking. My mum and dad support her financially as she cannot afford monthly outgoings herself. We live down south so we don’t see her day to day. My daughters play with their 10 year old cousin a lot online. I have had them tell me that she sometimes has to go and get her own dinner as mummy is tired. They have just spent a week staying with my parents who are local to me and I’m devastated by what I have witnessed. She seems so disinterested in her daughter to the point where the morning after a cousins sleepover at mine, my sister came to see her and her own daughter blanked her. It’s like she had experienced fun and happiness for one night and resented her mum for what has been happening. I’m so concerned about my niece but don’t know what to do. My sister is denying drinking.