I Adult-child of Alcoholic Drug Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Baggage

      The main thing I want in life is happiness. I have all the trappings of it.  A loving husband.  Great kids.  We have fun with one another.  But, I have a mother who basically abandoned me at birth because she decided to be a heroine addict instead of...
    whenthesungoneshine whenthesungoneshine
    41-45
    6 Responses May 4, 2009

    SONS Brother Inlaw Is a Addict& Father

    MY CONCERN IS THAT THE DRUG ADDICT IS DISTROYING THE ENTIRE FAMILY BY DEVIDING US BY WAY OF LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING. THE ADDICT IS 29 YEARS OLD, HAS ONE CHILD OUT OF WEDLOCK AND ANOTHER CHILD WITH WITH A WIFE THAT WAS PREGNANT WHEN THEY MARRIED. THEY ARE SEPERATED.HE IS CURRENTLY...
    RONSURFCITY RONSURFCITY
    66-70
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    So Sick Of My Moms Addiction, I Hate Frikin Addicts They Are Selfish

    I love my mother, but at the same time have a lot of built up anger towards her, I dont disrespect her and try to treat her decent b/c shes my mother. Even though she completely ruined my childhood and still is making me miserable. I just feel like at the end of the rope..shes so...
    hairtostay hairtostay
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Dec 28, 2010

    My Parents.....

    My parents were alcoholics, dad was abusive, Mom was not, she was that let's have fun kind of alcoholic, everything is a good time, kind of thing, the movie that relates that is Sandra Bullock's Movie "28 Days" that was my mother, my sister and I, strange to see a movie so close...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2010

    Making Better Choices

    My parents have been married for 34 years. I love them with all my heart and my mother is my best friends. They kept me very naive as a child which I grew up to appreciate. I didn’t face the fact that my parents where drug addicts until I was in high school. They hid their...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2011

    My Mother...if You Can Call Her That....

    Is a drug addict & an alcoholic.  She has been essentially my whole life, since she was pregnant with my now 30 year old brother.  It hasn't been easy, growing up without a mom.  But the most hurtful part is losing family.  It's hard especially around this time of year.  Her...
    Melis81878 Melis81878
    31-35
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2010

    Need Advice: I Feel Trapped In A Family Of Drug Addicts And Alcoholics!

    My situation isn't easy to explain. I am the only adult in my close family that isn't a drug addict, dealer or alcoholic. I am a college student, that volunteers at a sanctuary, and is almost legally blind. I hope to obtain a few degrees and become successful in a career, but my...
    Lauren6 Lauren6
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2012

    He Just Changed One Day =

    So my dad was always great and he still is. I'm grateful that I haven't completely lost him but it feels like he's starting to slip away. To understand my dad [now, as an adult myself] I had to sit and analyze his entire life... prior to getting married and all of that. His mom...
    amoureux91 amoureux91
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2011
More Stories