My mother always talks to him and usually they get into a fight when they talk about his drinking. It's almost routine: fight, silent treatments, forgive and forget. . . until next time.
Being from a rural community, we don't have AA and psychologists come to the community once in a while, like doctors for the clinic. There are counselors but not properly trained in their job (no degrees or actual training) and people in the community have been saying that counselors had been revealing some personal and private conversations about their clients.