any advice would be appreciated. my mom has been heavily drinking for most of my life, i'm 33. she is clinically depressed, isolated herself from friends and family and will not do anything b/c it interferes with her ability to drink. She tells people, not me, but other members of the extended family that she has nothing to live for and recently has disclosed that she is getting cirrosis and that her doctor told her to stop drinking.. i called her doctor, and was told that my mother is not in good heath, she's 58, has a fatty liver and lung disease. When asked if she needs to just "cut back" or stop completely, the doctor told me that my mom needs to get into a long-term rehab or she will drink herself to death and develop cirrosis.
my entire life has been impacted by her drinking, i have tried numerous times to plead with her to stop, she has tried and failed, i explained that it's a disease and that i would be there to support her by going to AA or whatever we needed to do to help. She can't stop drinking on her own, and i don't think she is strong enough to make the decision to go to rehab.. What does someone do in this situation?
I am also afraid that if i tell her that i talked to her doctor, and know all about her health situation, she will give up completely and i can't live with that guilt.. any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated.. i am really at a loss... thanks!!