I received a phone call from my sister this morning telling me she was off to detox and then quickly put me on the phone with her mother in-law, whom they live with. Needless to say I was pretty shocked. Thinking back to it now, she called me a few times and I thought she sounded like she was slurring her words, but never suspected a drinking "problem", so just kind of shook it off. I know when we go on vacation to Florida, the two of us like to let a little lose and the favorite saying was always, well it's 5 o'clock somewhere!! but I never ever thought she had a problem. At first when her mother in-law told me I thought they were over reacting, but then she started telling me how she was coming home from work drunk. She cleans houses for a living and apparently admitted to drinking during the day while working. She also watches her 2 granddaughters on Tuesdays and her son called his dad and said he found vodka missing after she babysat. I am at work, so I really couldn't talk to her mother in-law in detail in front of my co-workers, so I will call her as soon as I get out of work today. keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I hope she can get through this. I know alchoholism runs in our families. She is my half sister and her mother is an alcoholic, my father I always believed is a functioning alcoholic, my brother is a 16 year recovering alcoholic, and as you all know my son is a recovering heroin addict, so....... Thanks in advance for your prayers!!