(Los Angeles ca)
My father is an alcoholic and has been for as long as I can remember. I didn’t start to notice things until i was 19 or so, but he has been drinking all my life.
It has effected me so much in my life that I’ve become depressed because of his abuse. As he is getting older, he’s 69 years old right now, he is on pills for anxiety and he still drinks beer with these pills.
You know he’s on something cause he’s slams things like doors and cabinets. When he’s putting away dishes he’s banging things around.
Whenever my mother says something to him he gets all loud and they end up fighting. He blames her for a lot of things that don’t make sense. I don’t know why she won’t leave him, they sleep in different rooms, and she is so annoyed with who he is, it rubs off on me and makes it hard for me to be around either of them.
I’ve tried to talk to him about it but it seems like he won’t get help. How can i make it clear to him that he needs to get help? Is it possible to talk to a doctor that is giving him the medicine? Is it legal for the doctor to continue the medication if he knows he patient is abusing it?
I also need help for my depression and my anger towards him and my other family members who never step up to help and I’m the youngest. I feel like everyone just allowed this to happen.
I need help!