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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    My mum isn't an alcoholic. I am very sure of that.

    However, she will occasionally have have a glass of wine. Obviously a normal person would not be that affected by just one glass, but my mum seems to have an extremely low tolerance to alcohol.
    She becomes extremely spaced out, almost like she's taken drugs, and becomes rude and aggressive. This is not like her sober self at all. On some occasions I've had to ring family members to come round (it's just her and I) to calm her down and get her to bed.
    She lies about when she's had a glass because she knows I'll have a go at her and make her feel bad. I only act this was because I'm sick of being a mum to her and having to sort her out, however it is extremely obvious when she has had a drink.
    The morning after she is very remorseful, usually cries, throws any wine that's left away and promises to be tea-total. She says she doesn't know why she drinks in the first place as she doesn't enjoy it. We also cannot really afford the luxury of her buying wine like this either.

    My uncle ( her brother) is an alcoholic and almost died a few years ago. (He's now been in recovery for 2 years.) I don't know why this doesn't deter her?

    Any suggestions to help me stop her drinking would be appreciated

    If you see any alcohol in the house throw it away straight away without asking for permission. Be firm and consistent
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