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|Wed, 07-30-2008 - 7:15pm|
My dad is an alcoholic. I found this out when I was 16 and moved in with him but didn't really realize how bad.
Fast forward to now (13 years later). I've had 3 members of our family contact me and tell me my dad is an alcoholic and needs help. First off, what am I supposed to do about it? I know it but I can't make him get help. I actually had to ban him from drinking at my brothers wedding... told him I would only pay for his hotel room if he didn't drink the entire weekend. Like I'm his mom or something.
Anyhow, I called him the other day and he was soooooo trashed that he couldn't even form a sentence. Every time I do talk to him I get a "woe is me" story. Anyhow, his wife left him and told him he needs AA. My uncle called him last night to tell him he needs help. I just talked to him and when I mentioned he needs helped he changed the subject. Seriously didn't even acknowledge it.
How do you get thru to someone? I know you can't make someone want to get sober. Unfortunately I've watched my mom have this same battle with my step dad. So ironic...
Anyhow, I just needed to vent. I don't really know what to do. I know its not my problem but he is alone and everyone else has washed their hands of him.