How do I care for my mother who is addicted pain medication and alcohol?
A kind of moral question: I am angry about my 82 year old mother's overmedicating herself with her pain meds and then wanting alcohol on top of it. I am her caretaker (a recent change) and I have old memories and anger about how her behavior affected my life. She complains about pain that is a 4 on the scale and medicates herself so that she can not play a simple card game. I'm disgusted, but every time I take her meds away, she whines at me until I give them back. I don't think I want to handle this. I don't think I'm capable. She is on a walker. I fix her meals, take care of her well-being, Dr's extc., make sure she is safe and taken care of, something she never did much for me. Am I making too much of this?