Help! My Dad Is An Alcoholic

Posted by | August 02, 2014 | Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

I need help, My dads an alcoholic and it started when I was age 2 he drinks every night once he’s drank he gives me, my brother and my mum verbal abuse. He just sent in his notice to quit his job and I don’t know how my parents will be able to keep the house without him earning. My parents can’t get a divorce either because they both don’t earn enough to live alone. I also have enough stress with passing my exams and when this builds up it just tips me over the edge. He also doesn’t admit he has a problem, he think its us making it up. I honestly have no idea what to do anymore and I just want to know if there is anything I can do?

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  • BYS Counselor says:

    Thanks for reaching out for support. It sounds like you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed with your father’s attitude towards you and your family members on top of having final exams.

    Right now the most important thing for you to focus on are your exams. You can control how much you study and can put your energy towards school. What you cannot change is your father or his attitudes, behaviors, or actions. He has to change those himself. It seems like he has a lot of reflecting that he needs to do on himself and how he is affecting the family.

    If this gets to be too much for you, you could talk with your mother about how you feel and try and understand why she doesn’t work to change the situation for you and your brother. You can also reach out to teachers or counselors when you feel like you need to talk to someone.

    The counselors here will always help you! Check out the website and try and use some of the tips to help you reduce your anxiety. Remember what you can control and what you cannot; you can only control yourself.

    BYS Counselor

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