2:11 AM soulsearcher: Lqblanchard74, unfortunately, that is how addicts act. My mother herself was an alcoholic, growing up we did not get along. To be completely honest we didn't get along until I moved out when I was 18. Since then I have had many heart to hearts with her and thankfully she does not drink anymore. But, when I was talking to her she was depressed and her way to cope was alcohol. I feel addicts are usually hurting emotionally. My advice to you would just try to get her some help, talk to her often and let her know that you are doing all this because you care about her and her wellbeing. Now I know, she may argue and be reluctant to let any of this sink in, but hopefully one day she will realize she has a daughter who loves her and wants her well. These situations are extremely difficult because drugs/alcohol change people and the way they act, even to their own kin. I really hope your mom finds help and you two get a healthy relationship in the future! My dad always told me when we would talk about my mom and her addiction that "You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink". As a teenager this was very hard to hear, I mean she's my mom! But in the end it was my mom who had to find that help for herself after a very unfortunate chain of events. Just keep your head up and stay positive! Just let her know you are there for her no matter what and voice your concerns. Honestly, that's about the extent of what you can do at this point. Just be a great support system for her during this difficult time and try to find her some help. Good luck with everything!
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