Friend of an alcoholic - new here
Find a Conversation
|Fri, 02-18-2011 - 9:26am|
One of my closest friends has been spiriling into alcoholism for a couple of years now. I feel very guilty because until recently I didn't realize how bad her drinking was. She has always been a binge type drinker. She uses social occasions to drink heavily and we all kind of just assumed that was her personality. She was more outgoing and fun (to a point). I drink very seldom and often go home early so I missed most of her bad behavior. Over the last few years it has escalated until every time a group of us get together our girlfriend got completely wasted. It made regular occasions when we just wanted to go out for a dinner etc.. into a spectacle. I have spoken to her about it - said stuff like " You drink too much and I am worried" & "What about your kids".. She just kind of fluffs it off. How do you deal with an alcoholic dependent adult who's not willing to admit any bad behavior. She does drink when she's alone at home but just a glass or 2 of wine. I found that out by questioning her son. However she likes to "pop" in on people and have a party. We live somewhat in the country so she rarely does that to me but I know it has happened to other people. If you confront her about her behavior she just says I know but it really wasn't that bad. She said yesterday when I saw her that her kids over blow the situation and she's fine blah blah blah..