Both of my parents are alcoholics and I feel something needs to be done about it. I feel that they are adults and can live their lives as they please but with that right comes consequences. Not only do they drink and drive but I don't want my child growing up with grandparents who drink so much. Anyway we're all really concerned but nobody has really stepped up and said anything so I was thinking about having them over and really be stern with them. I feel like they need some kind of wake up call. I want them to know that we all love them very much but we're all tired of it. My question is...is this a good idea? My husband thinks it won't do any good but something has to be done. I especially don't want to see them kill or injure someone while drinking and driving. If I do talk to them how should I go about it? Sorry so long but I really need some advice!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Health
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:05 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
I would talk to them, but it really probably wont help. they know how much of their life, time, money they spend on alcohol, this is the choice they make. you need to focus on you, make sure you don't make the same. of course set a rule no seeing kids while drinking, and no driving. i come from a long family of drinkers and abusers. my dh & I are sober. being around it forever and been to many a meetings. interventions do work. but its up to the person to 1st acknowledge they have a problem , not be told of one. I say this from exp., not to be mean. when I was a kid I saw the aftermath of 2 accidents on my dead end street caused by my Dad. I know they werent the only 1's he had.I would call the local police and tell them of the driving if you really want it to stop. unless something drastic happens, they'll probably be no change sadly.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
my dad was (is) the same way...and i have chosen not to have my son around that. Its hard and yeah it sucks cause i love the person he is when he is sober but that never happens anymore...my mom raised me by herself basically cause she didnt want me to be around that. i did see him growing up but it wasnt always nice...so if you feel good enough to say something to them then go for it...i wish i could!!!
Answer by ldylancer03 at 1:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by the.deadly.mrs at 4:23 PM on Nov. 20, 2008