Apr 22, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
So... Where do I begin? I'm mainly looking for help, to help my mum. As I have no clue where to start. My mum was pretty much an "Accident" However, it was too late for her to get rid of her. So once she was born, she was abandoned. She spent all her life in foster care where she was abused frequently, up until 16. Where My dad and her ran away. They got married young, had three kids. But the relationship became abusive after Mum became an alcoholic and a whole lot of other stuff, and he died of cancer one year after I was born. Leaving her with three kids she couldn't support, so we were taken away for a couple of years, however after all that time fighting, she eventually got us back. But most of the damage was already done, when my brother became a drug addict, ran away from home. Became a serious danger and was almost put in Juvy and was left with alot of social issues, especially regarding his temper. My sister ran away from home early, and I was left alone with Mum. Her alcohol addiction still remains to this day. One drop, and she can't stop... 3 times a week, maybe 4. But it get's bad. She smokes heavily, and suffers depression and pretty much everything under the sun. Any kind of stress and she can become suicidal. And She's also very sick. She can't work and so on. So I mainly want to know what I can do to help her? Is there anyway I can help her quit smoking? Or drinking? She has the maturity of a child. Everything's a novelty until she gets over it. That's why we have so many animals, she's also a hoarder... I'm the complete opposite, I've brought myself up to a respectable standard, also to the help of my sister. And whilst I left school early and can't drive and am in alot of debt. I still consider myself better off. So any advice? Things are just getting alot worse, and I'm afraid I'll loose her before I'm 25.