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Nick Brown

Alcoholism in Family

  • Tonight was a very taxing night. I was getting up from a nap due to this week being excessively stressful to find that my mother was drinking and trying to hide it from everyone. My mother has had a problem with alcohol from my knowledge since I was 6 years old. She is very tied to her anger and her passed experiences. When she is stressed she will do many things. When it is the worst though and nothing will work for her she drinks and tries to lie about it. When I was younger I would fight with her and try to get her to see the pain she was causing herself and the family. She is unfortunately a binge drinker. She can be fine and then after months something will happen that will set her off. I don't know how honestly to leave her to her own devices. I lost my father several years ago to Cancer and now I am losing her again. I honestly don't want to receive that phone call from the police or my brother that our mother has been found...

    This has been a life long struggle for our family and any advice that anyone could give would be greatly appreciated. We have tried putting her in treatment programs. AA and the like and nothing has been successful. Any help and prayers on this very sensitive issue would be greatly appreciated. Much Love and Blessed Be!

  • Jeff Austin
    Jeff Austin Not meaning to sound mean or something belittling but based on your discription it sounds like the "...very tied to her anger and her past experiences." is the root of the issue or the closest symptomology to the root. Perhaps some psychological help to ...  more
    January 22, 2010
  • Charles Lee, Jr
    Charles Lee, Jr The one ingredient missing from the 12 step model of recovery from addictions is "how to heal".

    sure, they tell you all of this cool stuff about, "making thing right with others" and "admitting how powerless" I am but...
    They never say that I wa...  more
    January 22, 2010