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Stopping an alcoholic mom can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to help her overcome her addiction. Here are some suggestions:

Have an honest conversation with her: Talk to your mom about her drinking problem, and how it is affecting her life and the family. Be honest but non-judgmental, and offer your support and understanding.

Encourage her to seek professional help: Suggest your mom to see a doctor or therapist who can help her to address her alcohol addiction. They may suggest medications, counseling, or support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Offer support and encouragement: Let your mom know that you are there for her and that you support her efforts to overcome her addiction. Encourage her to attend meetings or therapy sessions, and offer to attend with her if she wants.

Set boundaries: If your mom’s drinking is affecting your life negatively, it is important to set boundaries. For example, you may choose to avoid her when she is drinking, or not allow her to drive while under the influence.

Seek support for yourself: Dealing with an alcoholic parent can be stressful and emotionally draining. It is important to seek support for yourself through therapy or support groups such as Al-Anon, which is specifically designed for family members of alcoholics.

Remember that overcoming alcohol addiction is a long and challenging process. Be patient and offer your mom support and encouragement as she works towards recovery.