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Does anyone else's parents get drunk in front of them?

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    For as long as I can remember my mum has always drunk quite a lot. I'm now 20 and at uni so not often at home. However when I am home we still have meals as a family a couple of times a week, my mum probably gets drunk nearly ever night and I'm just finding that I'm not coping. I find it incredibly embarrassing and makes me not want to speak to her because she won't remember what we said the next morning. She always becomes quite opinionated on how I look and just generally sexist/racist which obviously makes me uncomfortable but I can't say anything as it would cause a argument.
    It makes me annoyed because I wouldn't dare get drunk in front of her and she would find it so disrespectful, so I don't understand why she does it to me. It's made me really resent her and I feel like I couldn't bring friends around in case she got drunk.

    It just feels like I have no one to talk to as none of my friends parents get drunk, maybe an occasional night and its quite funny, but not every night while they're having a meal.

    Sorry for the rant, I guess I'm just asking if anyone else's parent does this and how they cope? I wouldn't be able to speak to my mum about it as she doesn't believe that she has an alcohol problem despite hiding alcohol that she takes up to her room. Any help?

    can you pull other members of the family in and talk to her together? intervention is a really cheesy sounding way to do it but it does sound like she has a problem with alcohol... I've seen both my parents drunk but not constantly or every night...

    how drunk does she get ?
    My mum doesnt drink at all, and same with my dad, barring a few family occasions where he might sip on a glass of spirits/beer/cider., hes a massive light weight so doesnt really drink that much.
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