Sick of it by PsighcoMy sister is an alcoholic. She was drinking every day and had a violent temper. After years of physical and mental abuse her husband had had enough. He was mentally drained. He told her to leave. She lost her husband, her son, her home, pets, in fact her whole life . This was the turning point. After me forcing her to go to AA she realised she is in fact an alcoholic. After abstaining she has realised she can function perfectly without a drink inside her, feels much better in herself and doesn't lash out verbally and physically anymore. She has now got back to her family. Without her husband doing this she would have carried on and he would not have had her back. She has had a couple of relapses but still seems to be doing well. AA Meetings are the key to her succeeding, she knows this and if she misses one she relapses. Her husband doesn't enable her by buying her drinks though. She used to sneak out, buy it and hide it. Her son didn't think his mum drinking was ok. He hated seeing his mum in a state and causing arguments and fighting. You need to start looking after yourself.