My daughter has had a rough week (well, rough decade or so, but this week has been hard), which means we've also had an extremely rough week. Yesterday she was trying to bully her way over to our house and I instead told her I would meet her at the park and we could talk. I feel like we had a decent heart-to-heart, however, in it all she said, "I think I'm an alcoholic." She said since February she's drank every single day. She drinks to quell her mind. She drinks to excess. She makes bad choices when she drinks. She's concerned about her health. She drives drunk (no license). She's been pulled over multiple times, but never caught drinking. She doesn't drink at or before work, and she doesn't drink when she visits her child at our house. But otherwise... she likes to be drunk. Last night, while she was at the bar, she sent some very disturbing messages about her alcohol use. She said she loves drinking, and will probably die drinking, but she really doesn't care anymore. She's tired of being tired and hates her brain and maybe her gift to the world was her child, but she's losing hope. Naturally, my sleep wasn't so well last night. It's not the 1st time she's admitted having an issue, but the older she gets, the more hope I think she might lose. I also don't know if this is the new card she's playing. I hate to say that because my compassionate, loving side is HIGHLY concerned for her well-being. But my guarded side says it's just another way of her being dramatic and releasing herself from being in charge of making a change. Two days from now she might be defensive and say it's not true (but it's all in writing, so I can refer her back to it. Has your child ever fessed up to being concerned about their use? Did it continue? Did they seek help?