My mum has Liver cirrhosis, she's an alcoholic that has drank for many years. She was recently hospitalised with Ascites (fluid in the belly) and has been released with diuretics, antibiotics & vitamins B & D, she was told she must stop drinking or she will die. I don't know exactly how long she has, she hasn't told me what the hospital told her, but I know it is really bad, I have spoken to people who know her and she has a huge list of symptoms that look as is she is in the final stages.
She has been drinking more heavily since leaving hospital & switched from red wine to vodka, she is now drinking all day long.
I have pleaded with her for many years to stop and even more so now, but she is stubborn and her addiction is so strong it doesn't matter how much I cry and beg her to stop, she won't, I feel so helpless.
To make things worse I am living in Australia & cannot get home due to the travel ban.
I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how I can get her to stop drinking?
Is there a clinic or somewhere where she can be taken to dry out - she won't willingly go so it would have to be against her will, but as she is a danger to herself is it possible?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.