Drink & drug sister needs help
She is clearly self-medicating her loneliness and depression with alcohol and drugs, and needs professional help. But she may not yet be what we think of as an addict. Spell out the dangers to her. You can’t force her to get help but you can try to get her to see reason. Get some practical advice at addaction.org.uk – a specialist charity. Get her to go to her GP to address probable depression and to make contact with family clubs for support. Bottom line: She is a mother and must start behaving responsibly. Thank goodness she has a sister who cares.