My son came upstairs and asked for some help. I said sure, what do you need? He said, "Mom passed out in the kitchen chair and left the water on, I turned the water off, but I can't get her to lie down and I am afraid she will fall out of the chair." I went down stairs, woke her up and got her to the couch. There was frustration in my son's voice, but no shock. He's seen this many times in the past 6 years. His mother is addicted to prescription pain medication now, it use to be alcohol, but now she wont touch it. Shell admit shes addicted, but wont do anything about it, she claims the pain is too bad. She has legitimate health problems, but she takes and gets more medication than she needs. I have been to enough al-anon to know I cant do anything for her and she has to hit rock-bottom and be accountable for her actions before she could possibly seek help. Rock bottom can only come after divorce. In hindsight it probably wasnt fair to her, but I probably should have divorced her back in 2001 when it started to become apparent she had a problem, but my twin boys were 11 and I didnt think I could get sole custody. I made the decision that I would stick it out until they graduated, that will be May 2008. But she was arrested for passing a forged prescription last month and now I am not sure I can make it to next May, but I havent completely decided what to do yet. Would like some advice please and thank-you!
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