how to help?
I’m 26F. My mum is nearly 62 and the only parent i have left. I’ve always known her to drink. About 2 years ago she ended up in hospital after a drunken weekend when i wasn’t home. Since then she promised to never put me in the position of finding her like that again. She got professional help for a few weeks and didn’t touch a drop for about 6-9 months. But slowly and more recently it’s creeping up again. She’s buying bottles of alcohol and drinking them to herself. I’ve “confiscated” them and hidden them in my room. Recently I found out she’s snuck into my room and rooted them out. That’s now lead to me having to lock my bedroom door which is something i’ve never ever ever had to do as we’re usually pretty open. I feel like the trust is completely gone as it’s never been this bad before. Over the past 4 days she’s been completely inebriated for 3 of them. I just look at her and don’t see my mum anymore. And i feel like that so awful to say bcos i love her so much. but who is this woman? how has it come to this? She’ll drink then apologise then drink again and it messes with my head bcos i keep believing her. I myself don’t have the best mental health, i suffer with extreme depression and anxiety and i feel like it’s all getting on top of us. How do i help her? Am i even capable of helping her? Does anyone have any advice? Honestly anything please.