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Please help me someone because my dad won't stop drinking. Every night my da drinks and whenever he goes out tho the club he can never have 2 drinks he has to have 3,4,5,6,7 or even 8 and he comes home and makes aload of noise at about 12am. My sister has tried to talk to him but he just ignores her and carries in doing whatever it is dads do. My mum is threatining to have a divorce with him and i don't want them two to split up. What should i do? [Eek!]

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Your dad's drinking is something that is not in your control. I have an alcoholic father as well, and no amount of reasoning has reached his stubborn ears. People who are addicted to any substance have the choice to stop and/or seek professional help; if they can't make that choice for themselves, it's pretty fruitless to try to budge them.

What are you doing to cope? Do you have places you can go when he drinks too much? What about hobbies, friends, etc.

From a glance about, it looks like you have a lot on your plate right now. Between the questioning of your orientation, fear of being watched, and your dad's drinking problem, it looks a lot like you could benefit from counseling or therapy. Is that an option for you?

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