My mother has an alcohol problem, she no longer can get alcohol herself and does not drink for that reason and that reason alone. It took the fact that she had no other way to get her alcohol than us to stop her from drinking by us refusing to get it for her, took a few days of being with her to make sure she didn't have bad withdrawal and that worked out. The thing is the county had tried to put my mom in a NH for a lot less than your mom is currently doing, they said it was a thing of if you are a danger to yourself or others. Can you not seek out a social worker and tell them she has no place to go, you cannot deal with her and she is a danger to herself and perhaps others? Perhaps you can say she is no longer welcome in your home, you are afraid of what she might do, you need to do what you, yourself needs to do for your own sanity and welfare. I am a person who does not like institutions for anyone, but what you describe seems to warrant more care than you can possibly give her. Alcoholism and the havoc it causes family is so very devastating and my heart goes out to you. I would keep on social services, I would enlist friends and family to call them and complain, I would not let up, I learned from what was done to my mom for no more than walking to a couple of neighbors and knocking on their door and if no one answered, she would leave. They called to say she asked the same question several times and were afraid she might fall on their property or get hit by a car, so if these are valid reasons for being sent to a NH, you sure have enough things she is doing to warrant getting help for your mother and your family. I think the act of wearing down a social service worker with your complaints may do more for you than anything you have ever done before to get your mother help. but I have also this advice, know what you want and be willing to realize any decision that happens once social services are brought in, well, they may have ideas different than you in this situation and once they are involved what happens then may or may not be what you expected to happen. Then much of it will be out of your hands and if you are not happy with their decision, you then could have a legal fight on your hands.Each situation is different and each state and county, parish, local city or town is different, I wish you help with your situation.