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  AllSoul  |  23

DooleyFTW - Exactly my thoughts, even if she was drunk while doing it, and hey, if the front attendant can motivate her on staying, maybe it's a good thing..?

  wisese  |  0

Seriously; she's taken the first step. And going in drunk makes it that much more obvious that she NEEDS help.

Be happy that she's getting help, and use this story to motivate her if she ever starts to backtrack.


I watched my mom take pills everyday after saying so many times she hated what they did to her. Even after getting help she was in so much pain (she had a slipped disk in her back that made it to where she could barely walk) that she went right back to the pills every time and it eventually killed her.
My point to this is sometimes no matter how bad the person wants to quit it's not always that easy. Some people just don't have the willpower or just don't want to succeed. They think they HAVE to have the pills, or the alcohol, or the meth, etc to survive. When in reality they don't see what it's doing to them and their life.
I wish it was as easy as just checking yourself into rehab and getting well after 6 weeks -- 6 months, but it's not. If your mom does get well then you have to be there to support her emotionally as well as physically. Even a single drop of alcohol could send her into a downward spiral again. It's hard work having a recovering addict in your life.

  DooleyFTW  |  17

In my lifetime I've had two people admit to being alcoholics in my presence and one time the person was steaming drunk and eventually he sorted himself out. The other person was in the middle of a nasty hangover when she admitted it and to this day it's the only time she's admitted to having a problem. Still though I think being under the effect of alcohol makes it easier to admit being addicted to it! I hope OP's mother commits herself to recovery. This shouldn't be an FML moment IMO.

  Isa_fml  |  20

settle down there sparky, nobody even mentioned the D-word.

  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

A lot of them you can if you're over 18. You can sign yourself out unless you go into one of the ones that you pretty much sign 6 months of your life away and they won't let you leave within that period until you prove to them you're clean.

  Torva_fml  |  16

No, it's really not a "cool story"... It's a funny story, but also kind of sad.

Cool story bro was sooooo...... Last...... Yea, it never really was funny.

  uprising_fml  |  0

Yes, that is certainly a problem, but it could be so much worse. My uncle was an alcoholic and he refused to get help. Eventually after all the DUI's and tickets he killed himself.
That is my point. It's bad, but she's there, trying to work on it.

  Torva_fml  |  16

I see your point, I was looking at it from a viewpoint seeing that she was drunk, and was making.... Interesting choices, and that she would probably just leave in the morning.

But yes, it could go several ways. :)

By  Rachaelc23  |  8

Lots of parents have problems with addiction. This would be an fml of she were picking you up from rehab when you were recovering from an alcohol problem. At least she is getting the help she needs. Good for her!

By  marinus_fml  |  19

It would be hard for an alcoholic not to be drunk I guess this is normal for an alcoholic, and I'm sure the rehab facilities see this on a daily basis.