Hi, Allie! You know, I'm rethinking the situation with your mom and I believe she DOES know she has a problem--how could she not? Deep down, she knows it's the reason for the falls, getting sick to her stomach, and the state she is in. But to admit it would mean doing something about it--which she doesn't want to do and doesn't believe she can. And really, at this point, it would probably be too late to do any good medically. It sure would make a world of difference to everyone else, but practicing alcoholics are the epitome of "self will run riot," i.e., selfishness and selfcenteredness.
I'm glad you are maintaining some emotional and physical distance and taking care of yourself. That's really the healthy thing to do to maintain your own sanity.
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