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insomniac242424
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My parents have always drank a lot. It used to be one bottle of beer each a night, but lately it's gotten to be more. A lot more.. And they look and act drunk. Slurred words, stumbling while they walk... All that good stuff. -.- I've mentioned to them that I don't like it, but they say that it's their lives they can do what they want..To mind my own buisiness... Things along those lines. Now it is /really/ getting annoying because my little sister is saying things and they get mad at her.

Just now they have four really big bottles, and started fighting. They started fighting about something, and my dad threatened to go to a bar. What's worse is my mom said to take my sister, so he'd be more careful.

Stupid, because he can't control anything if he's drunk and they'll both get hurt...

He didn't go though, he fell asleeep...

How can I tell when it's getting out of hand?

How can I get them to stop?


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Bobolink
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Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do about your parent's alcohol abuse unless you feel that you or your sister are endangered by it. If your father had taken your sister to a bar, that could be considered endangerment and it would be time to get the child protection authorities involved. You don't state where you live so I can't give you directions on how to contact them but the police or your school counseling service would be your starting points.

As for living with alcoholics, there is an organization called Al-Anon/Alateen that helps people having to cope with alcoholic loved ones. You can find out more about them here:

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/english.html

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DarkChild717
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It's hard to live with an alcholic. I know. My mother is 7 years sober, and I couldn't be more proud of her.

To paraphrase, the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem. They can't help themselve until they admit to themselves that problem exists, and they want to fix it.

I wish you better luck than I had with Alateen. I was rather unlucky when I went--the Al-anon meeting and the Alateen meeting had been combined, and I was uncomfortable. Then again, I was also 12-13. They are a wonderful resource.

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