Don't know what to do anymore

My dad has always drank but he has always been a functioning alcoholic. Now it has suddenly gotten so much worse and he is totally unrecognisable. He hasnt been to work in over a month, has a physical reaction to food (gagging/wretching), just seems so scared and confused all the time, so many other things and as opposed to just drinking in the evenings he now drinks around the clock.


Time to cut myself off from my mother.

Hi everyone. I am 28 and live in Canada. I feel like I might be a bit old for this forum? But, nonetheless I am here. My mother has been an alcoholic since I was 7 years old. She began drinking heavily when my oldest sister died at the age of 15, suddenly. My mom is a binge drinker. She will have a couple months of functioning like a semi-normal person, but then go on benders that last up to a couple weeks. She has a really hard time when she runs out of alcohol. She has hallucinations, tremors, vomits, etc. All that fun stuff.


New - My Story

Hi guys,


I've only just discovered this site and what a brilliant site it is. How great it would have been to have had an outlet like this during my childhood.

I am 29 years old and my father is an alcoholic.... we had a nice childhood until I was around 12/13 when he started to drink heavily, him and my mother split and we spent the next several years being forced to see him against our wishes and it took me until only 2 years ago when I was 27 to stop seeing him altogether.


My story :)

Hello, I'm Jas and I came across this page about a month ago when my counsellor recommended I search 'living with an alcoholic', now I want to write my story.


My Grandmother is dying!

Hello, its been a while since i have posted. Recently i had posted a pretty positive post about getting engaged and planning a wedding and a family. However my mums mum has been battling ovarian cancer for the last two years now, my aunt called me yesterday to tell me that it isn't looking good and my gran is likely going to be moved to a hospice. 


Cut off contact with alcoholic dad



I just found this site and was wondering if any of you have cut off contact with an alcoholic parent?


6 years on Nothing changes

Hi All,


I havent posted in a while now, mainly because i have been able to be happier with myself and have the courage to stand up to my mum and her verbal and emotional abuse without getting dragged down.



Hi everyone. I want to share my experience with you.

My dad is an alcoholic and I have always promised myself never to cross that line. But a few days ago, I decided to take a risk and ee what it's like to get drunk, just out of curiosity.


Is this a problem? Seeking Guidance

Hi, I'm going to try and explain why I joined, and why I'm not totally sure about the problem I have at home.

I'm Senior at the University of Oklahoma in the States, and I live with my father for financial support, though I find myself living at home less and less. I'm fully mobile, and have been given a great deal of freedom to accomplish the tasks of my academic career and the extra-curricular activites I'm taking on. This is due in no small part to my father, who I would describe as very supportive and accepting of me. 


My Mother

My mom was a drinker before my brother and I were even born, possibly before she married my Dad in 1990. She's fifty eight now, and my dad is sixty, and she is still drinking. She's been to the hospital countless times for various reasons due to the drinking, she's been in and out of rehab all my life, and not to mention the turmoil and damage to me and my brother's emotional well being. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder, and my brother with GAD.



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