Addiction to Alcohol/Beer addiction

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I live with my grandma who has been drinking at least 5+ thirty packs a week for 15+ years. I'm 19 and have been dealing with it my whole life. About 2 years ago her husband  (my grandpa) past away, n it's gotten worse ofcorse. It's getting to the point were I don't know how to handle her anymore. I need help!!! If u think u could help me please let me know, and I can give you more info about her and the whole story if that would help.    Thank you

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Greetings to you, Kali.

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>> I live with my grandma...I'm 19...her husband (my grandpa) past away...I don't know how to handle her anymore.

What do you think your grandpa might do if he were still here?

>> I can give you more info about her and the whole story if that would help.

I cannot guarantee I will have a lot of answers here, but yes, that might be helpful.  Also, I have these questions:

1) Has your grandma ever tried to cut down on her drinking?
2) Has she ever tried to stop drinking?
3) Does she have any serious medical problems at the moment?
4) What do you think she would say if you asked her whether she might like to learn to live without drinking?

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Greetings to you! I have experienced “Alcoholics Anonymous”, the book, and that is what I share with others. I understand the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the real alcoholic's plight, and here is what can be done to overcome chronic alcoholism: "If you are an alcoholic who wants to get over it, you may already be asking - 'What do I have to do?' It is the purpose of this book ('Alcoholics Anonymous') to answer such questions specifically. We shall tell you what we have done." (page 20)

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I took my first drink of alcohol at age 24...and within minutes I had become obsessed with its seemingly-magical effect. That glass of wine had just done something *for* me, and I was amazed. Just seven years later, I wanted to never again touch another drop of alcohol -- I had a desire to stop drinking forever -- but I just could *not* leave the stuff alone. I knew what alcohol was doing *to* me, but I still needed something done *for* me. The effect of the Twelve Steps is now my “sufficient substitute” ("A.A.", page 151) for the effect of alcohol, and I do not have to puke anything back up in the morning!

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30-year student of “Alcoholics Anonymous”, the book

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