Alcoholics can be helped if they themselves want to get clean but would need professional support as she might require medication to handle withdrawal symptoms.The problem with alcohol is its legality and easy availability that makes it harder to quit.
What a wicked woman!
In our community when the kids mess up we always focus on the messed up kids but don't look at why the kids have messed up. We haven't reached the point as a community where we link bad parenting to rebellious kids. I don't think we actually have reached the point where we think parents can be faulty at all. Even if we blame the parents its often "oh they must have spoiled their kids"
Recognising bad parenting does not exist in our community.
That's a shame. I use to listen to his songs when driving. In fact he was a favourite of Punjabi long-haul and taxi drivers. Songs of lost loves and broken hearts in the pind. Pleasant, mournful voice.