My Mom Was Just Taken To The Er Because Of Her Drinking.My mom has been an alcoholic for at least 20 years. I'm 35 now and the first time I recognized it was when I was about 15. For many years I banged my head against the wall of trying to get her to change... all with absolutely no effects, except to build up my anger and frustration more.
We lost my father about 10 years ago very suddenly. I thought that somehow that might make her sober up since she was now going to be all alone in the house. Of course, it didn't.
Last monday was the first time she has been taken to the hospital because of her drinking. She was all alone and ended up in the ER after dialing 911 on herself, thinking she might die on the bathroom floor. She and consequently my sisters and I thought she might have been having a stroke or heart attack, until we got the toxicity levels back. It was very scary.
My sister told her she couldn't go home until she checked herself into a program. So she did. But, the program she chose consists of counseling only one day a week. I call to talk to her and she just pretends like nothing has happened. When I ask her about her program... she says "that's my business".
I'm really tired of pretending like nothing is wrong and don't think I can do it anymore. I want to support her in getting help, but I dont know how to if she isn't willing to talk to me about it. I don't know how to interact with her anymore. Has anyone been through this before?