I went to get a DVD from her room and noticed dozens of empty spirits bottles under her bed
I’m 58 and a recovering alcoholic. For about 10 years, until my early 30s, I don’t remember a thing that happened and can’t even recall my mother dying or her funeral.
Things changed when I met my wife. I’ve got a great career and a lovely home and have only fallen off the wagon five times in 25 years.
However, I’m worried about my 20-year-old daughter. While my son enjoys a few drinks at the weekend, she’ll come home two days later inebriated, and drinks at home as well.
I’ve never seen her have a glass of wine or can of cider – it’s always neat rum or gin. I was given real cause for concern when I went to get a DVD from her room and noticed dozens of empty spirits bottles under her bed.
Do you think she’s an alcoholic, too? She must remember some of the states I’ve been in when having a slip-up, so I can’t understand why she would want to drink alcohol at all.
I’m really worried about her because I know exactly where she’ll be heading. How can I broach this with her? I know from experience that she’ll insist she doesn’t have a problem until it’s too late.