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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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    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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    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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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child. No child should feel like they are alone in the world, and nothing that they can do is right, but so many do, and the ones who do, feel like they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I was only 18, my family life was dysfunctional and I was homeless. I was raped in a homeless shelter but kept the child because I was alone. When I met my son's father he had...
    mamabear1976 mamabear1976 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    It has been difficult. I come from drug addicted parents was abandoned and disappointed my entire life and unloved. So that makes it very difficult for me to understand because I...
    enki1770 enki1770 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I don't like small children. There, I've said it. Why? I find them annoying, cloying, demanding, messy and destructive. I can't talk to them about anything, and cannot stand...
    Petcentric Petcentric 56-60 5 hrs ago

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    I have been through hell and back and I am still lost. When I was younger I was very curious. I have Asperger's syndrome, didn't know until about two years ago. That explains a lot...
    dopegirrl dopegirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Thank you all for sharing your experiences and insight into this sad, sad, stupid horrific thing we call addiction. Reading all of your stories has been eye opening and I hope...
    hightoolong hightoolong 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    We have been married for 12 and together for 21. He has been injecting drugs for 5 years. He has been through rehab 3 times in the last 5 years. The last time was an absolute joke...
    raeanne77 raeanne77 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm new to all of this, but am so glad I finally found a group that can relate with my struggle. I'm currently married to an addict. My husband and I got married 9 months ago and...
    WP928 WP928 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Welp so it looks like I'm the first post here. *takes a deep breath* okay, so my mom who is now 37 years old is a drug addict, more specifically meth, speed, heroine and whatever...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    An addict who's homeless An addict who's dopesick An addict who's soulless An addict who has no idea what the **** hope is An addict who's coppin on the block An addict livin for...
    madefrombrokenparts madefrombrokenparts 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Someone named their child Beautiful that'd be ironic if they were butt ugly as they got older.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I cant believe someone would name tgeir child ****
    mia0 mia0 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I always remeber my mum telling me that when I was born the people in the room next to her had the surname crucifix. When leaving, they did the usual - what did you have, have you...
    SnowAD SnowAD 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry, and I know some people might think it as being patriotic, but how can you call your child 'America?'
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    This is a very serious problem for me. It all started when I was just a kid. I believe to this day that it started when I saw a computer in my house for the first time. I was two...
    TacTaco TacTaco 22-25, M Jul 1

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    I'm young and I love him but it hurts. I knew him for a year as a friend, we are majoring in the same thing. We began dating, his drug habits showed up right away. He smokes too...
    sailed1316 sailed1316 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    METH. meth controls my every move, my every thought . meth is what keeps me sane . without meth there is only shakes , voices within my head , nightmares , sweats .. I am insane...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    My addiction isn't ordinary but its very common. My addiction effects my life and other peoples lives negatively. There is no rehab for my addiction and many people question the...
    DottyUhura DottyUhura 22-25, F Jul 12

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    Hi everyone, My first experimentation with any kind of drugs was when I was 14 on my birthday. My cousin gave me a blunt as a birthday gift... I had no addiction to it, but it...
    mladenok mladenok 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I feel like I have no one to talk to about this, so here it goes: My ex, the father of my children broke up almost a year ago. He tried winning me over to come back but I knew it...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm 17 years old, and I am recovering from an addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine. The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. My first step, was thinking about my...
    angoscia angoscia 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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    My fiancé and I are both survivors of child sexual/psychological/physical abuse. We both have also been raped by previous partners. I think we found each other because we could...
    HandWritten59 HandWritten59 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My Mam ruined my childhood as a drug addict and bows its taking its toll on me even though shes 5+ years clean
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    I'm 24 years old, 5'5", 115 pounds, the day bartender at a very successful bar, and the single mother to one beautiful girl. I've been abusing my Adderall lately...and loving it. I...
    powsupermum powsupermum 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    We who are not drug users have to understand this part of all this. That is this: yes they are addicted to drugs. I've been researching more since I found out. This is what I come...
    enki1770 enki1770 41-45, F Jul 8

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    If you're concerned with your addiction to video games, please read this. Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this...
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    StargirlWarrior StargirlWarrior 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Hello, everyone. My name's Evan and I'm a drug addict. It all started at the age of sixteen with cannabis and alcohol. Cannabis and alcohol are gateway drugs. If someone tells you...
    SuicideRedefined SuicideRedefined 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I just recently ended it with a guy I was dating for almost two years because of his addiction problems. We've been friends and crushes since the beginning of high school. He...
    annp92 annp92 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Well today is his birthday. I had to work today and even though i only worked 6 hours, it felt longer and tough. It's retail, and if anyone else is a cashier should understand me...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this, so I quickly resorted to games, but then it was ok. I grew up in a way...
    nyancat26 nyancat26 18-21, M Jul 19

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    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Jul 23

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    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    July 5. Survivor Guilt. We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 5

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    I'm so upset I need to vent. I have been dealing with manipulation and just trickery from my mom all my life. Last weekend my mother stole from me and I am now trying to piece...
    Kwaters12 Kwaters12 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    July 12. Letting Go of Fear of Abandonment. "Where are you, God? Where did you go?" So many people have gone away. We may have felt so alone so much. In the midst of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 12

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