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Mom is actively drunk

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my mom is calling me names and is actively drunk, what do i do 


Hi there,  

Thank you for reaching out to us, it takes a very brave person to reach out for support, so good on you!

You’ve told us that your mom is calling you names and is currently drunk. This sounds like a hard situation to be in, we are sorry you have to go through it . You have the right to feel safe and happy in your home. 

Your mom calling you names is not fair; you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect regardless of your mum’s drinking habits. Have you told anyone what is currently happening to you? A trusted adult such as a teacher, family member, or sports coach can support you in this difficult time. You can find some support here too These articles from the Childline website may also be helpful and

If you ever feel unsafe at home, it’s crucial to reach out for help immediately. Don’t hesitate to contact emergency services at 999 or 112. Your safety is the number one priority, and there are professionals who are trained to help you in difficult situations like you are in. 

It’s also important to remember, that you’re not alone on this journey. Childline is here for you, ready to support you and explore your options with you. You can contact us 24 hours a day, every day, either by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through our Live Chat at We’re here to listen without judgment and to provide you with the support and guidance you need and deserve. 

Take care of yourself, stay safe and know we are here for you,


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