Let's say you have a parent you've lost a lot of closeness with (due to their addiction). What remains now is a tense relationship, because decades of hurtful things have been said from this addict, you've watched them fall apart in front of you. Decades of refusing to get help. They're in their late 50s now, is there any hope for improvement? I've tried numerous attempts in my life as has my sibling, but it seems like we should just accept this is how the parent will die. From alcohol, distanced, because that's what they seem to want.