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I Am the Child of An Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

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    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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    Addiction

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Well where do I even start? I am feeling so lost and upset. I need somebody to talk to and understand where I am coming from... I just found out my husband has relapsed and is...
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    Why can I not keep myself sober. All the time I think to myself, "why am I not able to stay sober, what makes me want and crave that escape so bad?" There are so many thoughts out...
    Kneehouse Kneehouse 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If I could go back in time and tell myself just one thing...I would SCREAM stop fighting for the love of an addict!! be a child, let go and learn to love yourself and life. it...
    lisamarie80 lisamarie80 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Jan 19

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    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    It's funny how kids/teens these day say they were abused mentally/physically/emotionally over little things that are meaningless like a spank or their dad being an alcoholic, or...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    So my mom came into my room this evening calling me a drug addict because I've been taking more painkillers than usual. There's something wrong with my arm and I've had a migraine...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    and it wasnt the big horrible thing other people think it was. i got addicted to sex when other kids were playing with dolls. so what? it is what it is. and i love who i am xx
    jennyisaslut jennyisaslut 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I mean seriously sex is everything to me. My whole life revolves around sex. Every aspect of my life has sex in it some how. Sex is on mind 24/7. Theres never enough sex! If I cant...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 16

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    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M a week ago

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    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    waris1 waris1 16-17, M Jan 1

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    Anne58 Anne58 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    we met when I was 15 he was 20 we fell in love it was an amazing 25 years few fights ( he was the only man I was with) he was a drinker but not terrible we married and had 2...
    SICKOFIT7 SICKOFIT7 46-50 4 Responses Jan 13

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    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Okay, so recently my mom has been watching this show called Beyond Scared Straight and it's about these kids who like smoke weed and drink steal do drugs etc. and they take a jail...
    MichelleTanner MichelleTanner 13-15, F Jan 21

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    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    kavikaswoos kavikaswoos 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    ggnn1985 ggnn1985 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 Jan 1

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    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 2

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    My first 2 days of the new year I’ve spent being lazy, overeating, and overindulging in my internet addictions. Yesterday I weighed in for the start of the gym weight loss...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3