BP Mom is Drinking
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Q:  BP Mom is Drinking


my mom has bi-polar coupled with something called hsp or fsp (hereditary spastic paraplegia) and drinks like a fish.  my concern is to help her.  she won't stop drinking.  i was thinking of contacting her doctor to see about regular blood levels.  i'm scared because any mention of dr.'s and she flips.  any advice??

nicole

Dear Nicole -- 
At minimum you can call her doctor and ask to leave voicemail (or write her/him), noting in as much detail as possible how much your mother is drinking.  The doc' knows?  If not, that will be very useful information that might lead him/her to some action that's beyond your reach at this point.  Another resource for you would be your local "Alanon" group. Look up Alcoholics Anonymous in the phone book and ask for the closest Alanon group.  

Dr. Phelps

Published November, 2001

 

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