My father's struggle with alcohol by jspencer89Hi James, Thanks for posting. You're right it does help to share problems. I can understand how your dad's drinking has put such a strain on you and your mum and I can see how worried you are about how this is affecting your mum, as well as yourself no doubt. I see that you have tried different things which haven't worked for you, and I wonder whether you would like to contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for people that are going through similar things to you, dealing with a family member's addiction. We have specially trained, experienced people that you and your mum could be put in touch with, and may be talking to one of them would help you to decide how you go on from here. You can contact us on email@example.com or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best to you.