Lost my mum to alcoholism just before my 22 bday

Lost my mum 5 years ago due to alcoholism she always did her best when bringing 3 children up as a single mother I am so proud of her we never had much but we always had nice clothes food on the table toys etc. she always enjoyed a drink tho which wasn’t a proble but as we got older to around 15 16 me and my brother started going out being teenagers partying etc I think this might of affected my single much which made her drink more. I wish I spent more time with her from 15 to 22 instead of staying out all the time partying to much maybe she wouldn’t have drank so much and we could have got help. Over time me and my brother was angry at the situation seeing your mum go from an amazing women to drinking wine every day not eating. Eventually she passed I regret shouting at her over the drink I wish I was there for her more but I blocked it out. Now im 27 I would love the chance to look after my mum take her for meals take her on holiday etc. love you mum just needed to get these words out.


Hello @Energy1,

I can see that you’re new to the community, so I wanted to say that I am so sorry for the loss of your mum that brings you here.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that may help right now.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,