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Trouble at Home with Alcohol

By March 15, 2024No Comments

Hi I am having trouble at home. first my dad is drinking and his eyes are yellow. he does not know how to stop drinking and I do not know what to do. it is so hard dealing with this at home. it is affecting me at school home when I see him. He breaks my heart and thinks he can rule the world. my little sister she thinks that to and he is raising her and she is so mean to me and everyone. she is not fair or nice I love her, and she can be an hand fol, but it is not about her it is about me and my stepdad. if he dies I will be sad and I hope I will not be depressed, but I hope he knows that he is not allowed. we all tell him that but he won’t listen.


  • That must all be very scary scary for you! Thank you so much for writing to us at TeenCentral, you did the right thing.
  • Are there any other adults in your life that you can talk to about this that may be able to help? How about another parent or aunt/uncle? It’s seems like your stepfather really needs the help and support from family.
  • You may want to consider speaking to a teacher or member of your faith community (if you belong to one) for help.  This can be a very challenging and scary time for you and everyone around him and it is important that all get the support the need.
  • If you ever feel like you just don’t know what to do, consider reaching out the the National Crisis Hotline. You can reach out to them through at any time at their website or by texting the word “HOME” to 741741.
    • Another great option is the Child Help National Hotline. They are also available 24/7 and offer assistance in over 170 different languages. They can be reached at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or at their website.


  • From our website, hover over the Learn tab at the top of the page and check out the Family section. Here  you can learn about different family dynamics and how to communicate better with them. Next go to the Alcohol section under Substance Abuse. Here you can learn how to recognize symptoms and emergencies related to alcoholism and what to do in these situations.
  • When you are finished reading head over to the Tools page. This page offers many different worksheets to help guide you through some of these challenging (and even scary) times. A really great option is the Conflict Organizer or the Fighting Fair tools. These two sections may help you talk with and work things out with you sister.
  • When thinking about who may be able to help consider completing the Support Plan tool. This will help guide you on how to safely manage yourself during hard times and to identify those in your life that may be a great option to talk with.