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I Am the Child of An Addict

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    Both parents were alcoholics, don't have to mention all the bad things that go along with that.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    It's Gotten Better...

    I had a very difficult childhood. My dad, and please understand that I love him dearly, was not an easy person to live with.My dad has been a drug addict since long before me and my siblings were born. Over the years, his drug addiction has been whatever he could get his hands on...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 18, 2012

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    My Story

    From when I could remember, my mom was addicted to prescription pills and cocaine. Over long term use she had dropped to a weight of 90lbs, which was severely underweight. It caused a lot of problems within our household, her and my dad would always get in fights when they...
    Anyone5 Anyone5 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    My Biological Parents

    My biological parents were teenagers. They were trying things out, and being children of the ninety's they of course went wild. They drank alot, and did drugs. But I think they were addicted to sex. Not drugs, sex. My mother would sneak out of the house when I was two years old...
    positively3negative positively3negative 16-17, F May 26, 2012

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    So I've never been on any site like this before,

    but right about now I feeling like it might be my only source of comfort. I'm living with a heroin addicted father who abused my mother and will do anything to get high. I'm my Dad's best friend (so he says), but he doesn't seem to care much about me or what I have to say. Last...
    charlenewilson11 charlenewilson11 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Addiction runs in my family, in one form or another – typically many forms at once. On my bio mother's side, every person is addicted to many somethings. It was such a natural...
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    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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