Functioning alcoholic dad due to retire
I am just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as myself. My dad is deteriorating by the day. He has always drank as soon as he gets home from work (around 4pm until bedtime) and still be able to get up for work as normal the next day – this has been ‘normal’ since I was a child. Since lockdown he’s become much worse at weekends where he HAS to be home by 11am to start drinking otherwise he’ll become argumentative. Now I’m worried that when he retires he’ll start drinking at 11am throughout the week too. He’s due to retire in the next couple of years and I’m worried it’ll kill him off or wreck our families relationship. My mum is already struggling with him and I don’t want to see my dad get even worse. I have young children too so that’s an added worry.
I know I can’t really help my dad but just want to get it off my chest to people who understand. X