My situation is a little turned around. How do I get my parent to stop using drugs? All of my life my mother has left me behind to go to a rehab center or hospital. Shes been hospitalized more that 10 times for substance abuse. I am 19 now and am trying to build a relationship with my mother.
The only problem is she wont stop taking perscription meds that ARNT perscribed to her, shes drinking heavily when shes already been notified that her alcohol abuse has taken a toll on her health and she could die, her suicide attempts and unconvential substance abuse have also become a problem. Ive had to call 911 several times. Ive come back into her life in hopes of helping her with her problem. Ive gotten mad, ignored the situation, tried to find other activities that could keep her occupied, talked to her, put her in a treatment place, tried to be her friend but still no luck. My question is what should I do? What is the next step? Should I cease converstion, and pretend I dont have a mother, as I have done all my life?