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How do I make my alcoholic mother leave?

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My mother has been an alcoholic for decades now . I've tried all I could to help her and it has not worked . I have two young children who also live in the house . I don't want them around it. For the last 4 days she has walked to the store in the rain to purchase more alcohol and everyday I take it away . I want her to leave but is there somewhere she can go ? I don't want the guilt that comes along with it but I can't live with it anymore . It is taking a toll on my marriage and family . Please help.

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Whose house is it? If it is her house, you cannot throw her out. If you call the cops, they will tell YOU to pack up and leave and not come back.
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If she has money to buy booze, she has the money to have her own place and pay for it. Is she getting Social Security and how much is it a month? Or is she stealing money or taking valuables to pawn so she can get her precious alcohol? Take a look at the Social Security check or if she has a pension plan, look at that. That is going to dictate what she can realisticly afford every month. Then proceed to evict her from your home and do it legally, you and your family don't have to live with the h*ll of alcoholism in your house.
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Well, start by finding her a place to live - I would look for a pay by the month furnished room so you wouldn't be on the hook for more that the first month - then call her a cab hand her the keys to her new home the next time she goes out. Be prepared to change the locks.
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No she is very capable of making a living on her own. I even got her a job and she repaid me by showing up to work drunk a few times and getting fired again . I'm just out of options now .
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Mom must leave. Look up the eviction requirements in your area, give her a date to be out by (in writing), and hang tough. Harsh? Cruel? Probably. But the present situation is harsh for your children and marriage.

If Mom refuses to leave, if you have followed all the procedures of the eviction process, the sheriff's department will physically remove her.

I imagine you will feel guilt at this. But your first responsibility is to your children (and yourself and your husband). Aren't you feeling guilty about what this is doing to them?

Does your mom have other impairments in addition to alcoholism? What kind of care, if any, does she need?
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