She went into ICU in February and the doctors told her then she better stop or she is gonna die. Because she also had pancreatitis but she has continued to drink heavily every day since getting out of hospital. Drinks at least 3 handles of Vodka a weekend. Couldn't tell you how much total during the week but I have been noticing her vomiting sometimes in a.m. and she's hiding her drinking from my whole family... and even my poor brother. She comes up with every excuse as to why she has to use my brother s money. Now that she finally got a job. She makes a drink.. every a.m. before she goes in a 7/11 cup filled with vodka. She leaves and goes to the "store" every morning at 7 sometimes 6:30. I am the only one that witnesses this and has been monitoring her daily moves because she is tearing up my family and lies, steals, and now she has people convinced that she has stopped drinking, but she hasn't. When is the madness gonna stop? She's driving every one crazy.
First of all, I am sorry that you have to manage this stress in your life. I can't say that I personally understand everything you're going through, but I have dealt with addiction in my family, and it is not a pretty sight, no matter what the drug of choice might be.
Second, this sounds like a discussion that you might want to have with a health care professional. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist and seeking their professional advice on how to best manage this situation, as they are trained in these types of situations extensively and see similar cases more frequently than probably anyone online.
Last, I am a 6th-year pharmacy student. I can offer any advice available from a pharmacological treatment perspective, but I may be lacking answers in other areas. I am not entirely sure what your question is, to be honest, but I feel like maybe you were just seeking someone interested in listening to your story and offering any help they might be able to offer. I can certainly listen, but I cannot promise that I will have all the answers you're seeking, and I may not have a large deal of time in the near future, but you can ask anything else you might feel necessary on here and I'll do my best to reply.
Again, sorry for your struggles. I know from personal experience that it hurts to watch someone go through something like that and the effects it has on everyone around them. I can't put myself in your shoes, but I know the feeling. Feel free to pour out your questions and stresses in this forum as you feel comfortable and I'll do my best to follow this thread.
Best of luck.
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