Just touching base on some thoughts about Alcoholics.
Please don’t blame yourself for your loved ones drinking after speaking to many people. It’s is the norm to feel overwhelmed with guilt and tears about their alcohol abuse problems. It’s an addiction. You did not cause it and you cannot control it.
They don’t care what havoc they wreak and in particular if they are high functioning, they will deny even more so they have problems.
The best thing you can do is take very good care of yourself. Whilst it may hurt that they are parading around following drinking crowds and they pose with photos looking unlike the person they used to be.
It’s not your issue or your problem
They have to wake up to themselves and want to change.
Letting go of An addict is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself