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Dear Abby: Addicted mother’s promises ring hollow after all these years

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Dear Abby: I am a 15-year-old girl and a caring person. I’m worried about my mother.

She has been an addict for nine years. She always says she wants help, but she never follows through with getting the help she needs.

I have asked her many times to go and get help, and have told her how bad her using makes me feel.

What do you think I can do to encourage her to follow through with treatment? I miss…

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