My mother has battled addiction her for a large part of her life, she's better now, but she also suffers from depression. She stopped taking care of her appearance about 5 years ago. That's not really the big problem to me. The big thing is All she does everyday now is drink cokacola an smoke cigarettes. She's wonderful and nice and I love her, but I'm so tired of watching her slowly kill herself. She had to go on dialysis once time for an o.d and the doctors told her to stop drinking soda but she hasn't slowed down at all. I try to make her drink water but then she pouts and makes me feel guilty. She will every once in a while but she has to stop soon. She's only 55 and has to be on oxygen at night, barely eats but one time a day and that's dinner and she constantly has a coke in her hand. I want to just tell her I won't talk to her again if she won't stop but I'm scared that will send her into a deep depression so I just don't know what to do. Should I just be stern and tell her how it is? I've been tryin to make her drink more water for the past year and not much has changed. She's pretty stubborn about it because she has already given up her other bad addictions and cigarettes and soda aren't that bad(her words not mine) I want to be able to have kids one day who know their gramma. But I'm scared she won't be here to see it happen.