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I Am the Child of An Alcoholic

For people whose parents drink or drank in the past. 3,108 People

    Somedays

    Somedays I stare at a wall thinking of the cells the cells she locks herself in the cells this demon has killed I think to myself why would someone someone so smart pour it away it gets harder each day to remember my childhood I was the baby without a bottle it lives in...
    deciBle deciBle 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    My dad was an alcoholic

    who was also using meth during the early years of my childhood. No one explained his situation to me until I was in my teens. It kinda sucked. Alcohol can really change a person and distance them from you.
    whatsmyageagain23 whatsmyageagain23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I know everyone has their story,

    I've read a few on here already, so here is mine. My dad was the "bread winner" working a good job that would lead to a great job and life for his family until he got sick, was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder, and had to quit working. My mom at the time was a stay at...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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    My mom always drank. We never had food in the

    house. She would be up all night. She used to punish me by locking me in my bedroom, aways called me mean names. I'd find the alcohol bottels all over the house. She go to jail, when she got out it was like nothing ever happened. I told her that when I was in middle school that...
    kemokitty kemokitty 31-35 2 Responses Jul 17

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    It's really hard to deal with sometimes.

    My dad drinks nearly every single night and I hate the drunk him. Is all I want his him to go to rehab but no one In my family will freakkng listen to me. Ughh.
    ally5101999 ally5101999 13-15, F Apr 9

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    Who Needs College When You Had An Alcoholic Parent, Right?

    I learned so much from having an alcoholic father. Like... -A "40" costs about $2.50 and it's almost always drank with the brown paper bag still around it - the entire time. -Don't leave change or money hanging around anywhere unless your starting a "Brew for Dad Foundation...
    Elaine19 Elaine19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Some people that grew up in a household with an

    addict become addicts. I find I am the opposite, I refuse to let any substance or thing control me. I like beer/alcohol, but won't get intoxicated. I don't like loss of control. In fact over my own self I am a bit of a control freak that way.
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Im so sick of my life,

    with everything thats happened with my dad i feel so alone. I have no one to turn to, no one i can talk to. Months ago i sent my dad to jail because of his drinking and his behaviour, he came back and started to turn his life around and now its gone back to the way it was. I...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    My mum is an alcoholic.

    Being the middle child (and the only girl I might add) I feel like its my job to look after my younger brother using the advice my older brother gave me. I try to tell him that it's only the alcohol talking. But I know that isn't true. The alcohol gives her the ability to talk...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My Father

    On September. 21. 2000 My father died drinking and driving.  It was the beginning of school I had worked all summer to by new clothes, and fix a car I was given by my Grandpa. I thought it was going to be the best year ever I actually had friends that I ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    My family is very poor

    and my parents refuse to even attempt to get jobs, and so most of our stuff is being sold on Facebook and Craigslist or is in a pawn shop. We have a cat who doesn't get fed unless we steal cat food from my grandfather. We actually steal quite a bit of stuff from his house, even...
    MeganJocelyn MeganJocelyn 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Walked in the house tonight only to see my mom

    passed out on the floor drunk... My heart felt like it stopped. She couldn't even stand on her own. Had to carry her to bed... So sick of this **** can't stop thinking im gonna come home and find her dead one day. Maybe I'm not a good enough daughter maybe that's why she is how...
    respect78 respect78 16-17, F 4 Responses May 25

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    The Effects of Parental Alcoholism On Children

     Until  recently, the impact of alcoholism was measured by its effect on the alcoholic, by days lost from work and highway fatalities. New research has tended to concentrate on the impact of alcoholism on the family, especially the children of alcoholics. Studies have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    My Story

    I`m going to do a bit of venting here. I`ve had a lot on my mind lately and I need to just unload it somewhere, I guess. Right now, my family is struggling economically, I`m unemployed and desperately searching for a job, and I`m depressed and angry about it all. My family has...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    My dad is an alcoholic

    and a couple of weeks ago he was ill. My younger sister informed me and my first thought was he didn't take in alcohol. Anyways the next afternoon as he was finishing work I called him and as I expected he was sitting at a bar drinking beer (or as he calls it medicine). He just...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Growing Up With An Alcoholic

    From the ages of 9 years old until I was a senior in High School my mom was married to an alcoholic. Life was very difficult. My mother was physically and mentally abused as well as my older brother and myself. Things were so bad at home that my brother quit school and left home...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 42 Responses Feb 3, 2007

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    5 O'clock At My House

    Everyday at five o'clock, my dad would come home from work and be greeted by mother with a kiss and a glass of whiskey and soda.  She would make one for herself.  It was the cocktail hour for both of them.   They drank all through dinner and well into the...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 36 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Alcoholic Dementia

    My mom has been an alcoholic my whole life, I am 24 years old. It wasn't until the past ten years when it took a hold of her. It was right after my little sister was born when things took a turn for the worse and I was in 6th grade. My step-dad made enough money where my mom didn...
    ohhitsami ohhitsami 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Dearest Father.

    I know I've said this once before (Remember that time you slammed me against the wall with your hands around my throat and then when you finally let me fall to the floor- sobbing and begging you to leave me alone- you laid the boot in?) but I ******* HATE YOU!I have tried so god...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    So Where Do I Begin...

    First of all, I've never shared anything on any online forum, let alone anything like this, so I hope I'm doing this right. So where do I begin... I guess I'll start by just coming out and saying it, my father was an alcoholic. For the longest time, my dad was someone who just...
    LookingForALifeline LookingForALifeline 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    My name is Brigid i'm 19 years old

    and my father was an alcoholic, weather or not he is still one i have no clue. I chose to cut ties with him because he was very manipulative. Growing up my parents argued a lot but i had no idea it was because of his alcohol use. He was disabled (cerebral palsy) my mother had it...
    flowerchildbri flowerchildbri 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    My father was an abusive alcoholic.

    Verbally and physically. My parents divorced just after I turned 6 and my brother was 2 almost 3. My current step dad is an obnoxious alcoholic. He's also abusive verbally and mentally. I think my mom's to scared to leave him because they share twin 2 year olds. My mom's an...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Relationships

    As an adult child of an alcoholic what are the main problems you have faced in your relationships? I think it is trust for me, that and believing that I do not deserve someone that treats me right. It used to be that I believed I could save people. I was always trying to save...
    21again45 21again45 31-35 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    Just Another Stranded Soul

    My father was a high-function alcoholic. He never lost his job, never was incapable, would just drink himself insensible after work. He was an ugly drunk with a bad temper - never hit anyone, but his tongue and his anger were terrifying to all his children. Many of my most vivid...
    firefall firefall 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    I've been waiting SO damn long to turn 18.

    I am a high school senior, employed with part time work, and am getting another job as a licensed nursing assistant (yay!) I am completely self-sufficient now. As the child of an alcoholic mother, I grew independent very, very quickly. My friends refer to me as the mom of the...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    So i haven't written here in a while.

    Four months ago i sent my dad to jail, and got an order against him. He was away for about three months, and then he started to change so we brought him back home. That was a mistake because he's at it again. Its mothers day today and instead of spending time with her we both...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Dear Daddy

    Dear Daddy, Tell me again how much u care how you'll love me forever how you'll always be there remember with me the stories of past memories of happy times that will always last dream with me daddy of castles and knights of rose covered fields and...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 12 Responses Jun 16, 2007

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    My dad broke me with his word,

    actions, and broken battles.
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F 3 Responses May 11

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    For the first time I got drunk last night

    and I regret it. It just shows that I'm a piece of ****. I am just as stupid as he is. Not only did I drink I got shitfaced. I think I'm an alcoholic just like him. I can't handle being like him. I want to cut but I can't risk my boyfriend seeing it. I feel on some rocks earlier...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 2 Responses May 30

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    The past is in the past now,

    but I can't help but still feel incredible anger as to why my dad(or any other responsible people in my family) left me alone with my mentally ill, neglectful, extremely physically ill, alcoholic mother up until I was 15. Why would you leave a child in a situation you know they...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Because Of My Dad, I'll Never Touch Beer.

    I literally don't want anything to do with alcohol after dealing with an alcoholic father my entire life. He has a lot of problems, but his most irritating one has got to be his alcoholism. One recurring theme is him sitting around drinking beer and complaining about how badly...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M 4 Responses May 18, 2012

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    My dad is an alcoholic

    and has been in jail like 7 times for drunk driving. He was never really there as a child cuz he was either out gambling away all our money or in jail. He thinks that he has a say in my life and tries to control it even though he's never been there.
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sad. Broken. Loving.

    Needy. Codependant. Intolerant. 5150. A good pal. A spooky lover. Why. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. A commercial said that once. My dad wasted mine. By the time i noticed it was too late. He traded rental help after an accident for me...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 Responses May 22

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    Untitled

    My dad is an alcoholic. My mother won't leave so I did.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Daddy Wake Up...please Dont Do This

    Born way 2 early had 2 fight 2 all along. nothings ever come easy! Moms always busy and dads always stoned. NO foorsteps to follow No compass to guide me. I wish i could make you see how hard it is to become the 2 people i never wanted to be. My lifes laid out in front of...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 12 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Alcoholic Father

    The tagline really says it all. I am the child of an alcoholic and have been living with him for 18 years of my life. If I could describe the experience in its entirety , I feel like I am living with two different fathers. When he is sober, he is a completely different person...
    justbefree justbefree 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    My mother is on the way to get a detox

    and then off to a rehab centre. I wonder if it will finaly be the change for my family. I could really need Some change now.
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Aug 15

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    Mom died of an overdose last thanksgiving My

    mom was messed up for as long as I can remember..her drinking resulted in four failed marriages which she dragged me through, all with hope of **** getting better but it never did. She died this past thanksgiving of a combined overdose with morphine and alcohol. I was 17 when...
    maddiemari maddiemari 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    A Long Line of Alcoholics

    My family history, more than anything, convinces me that genetics has a strong influence on what we do in life. It doesn't preordain our path, but it may make it much harder to choose a different path. My father's father and grandparents were alcoholics. My father started...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 31 Responses May 24, 2007

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    My Mom Drank Herself to Death

    I am 29 and my mom died on Thanksgiving 2005 of cirrhosis of the liver. Slowly, her liver, kidneys, and lungs failed. She was 44. There is so much I am going through as a person because of her alcoholism and it makes me so angry that I have so many problems because of it. I don't...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 77 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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    Being the oldest of my siblings has its

    advantages and disadvantages. My childhood was a very dark place, coated with the scent of cigarettes & booze. I remember everything, but my brothers aren't old enough to remember. My dad would drink every day. It gradually got worse, causing my parents to fight all the time...
    queeeenb queeeenb 16-17, F Mar 21

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    My mom has bipolar borderline disorder,

    which means she was severely unstable. Growing up she would always drink. Sometimes she would drunkenly storm after me and only on one occasion did she hit me. Eventually her drinking landed her in the ICU with brain hemorrhaging and had a 50/50 chance of living. Then she got...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I never know if you remember the horrible

    things you said to me last night
    utterlyconfuseddd utterlyconfuseddd 16-17, F Aug 8

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    Both My Parents Were Alcoholics

    The title kind of says it, really. Both my late parents were alcoholics, though not at the same time. My father was a very shy man, who felt awkward around people, and clearly drink made him feel more confident, though he would still not really talk to people, but just get...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 21 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress

    disorder because of him.......my mom divorced him when I was 7. I was devestated...that was my dad. My hopes went up after a while- he moved into his new apartment and spent as much time with us- every other weekend. Then he met a new girlfriend who was also an alcoholic. They...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well this is not an easy subject

    for me to speak off but I felt the need to write a few words... My father was an alcoholic, I had to live with that every day of my life, it was not a good childhood... the sleepless nights, the worrying, the fear, the pain, the sadness... the anger and hate... oh the hate...
    silvershadow2099 silvershadow2099 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I use this blog to rant,

    rant about my life and whats happening in it because honestly speaking i don't have anyone in my life i can tell this stuff too…i used to tell my best friend and cousin…but eventually they ran out of things to say, and i just saw sympathy and pity in them. People tell me...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    My Mother

    My mothers best friend died when I was young.. I don't remember the year I was but I remember I was in the 5th grade. I came home and she was on the floor with a bottle of vodka sobbing. Ever since shes been drinking and its been terrible. When I was in middle school I remember...
    CallMeHope CallMeHope 19-21, F 30 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    My mother is a great person

    when she's sober. She'd do anything for nothing, just to see someone smile. When I was young, probably three years old, when my father was still with us, she used to take pictures of us together all the time. She even made a scrapbook out of them with cute little stickers...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I don't believe people can change.

    Not my dad at least. I go through this circle of him being sober then drunk then sober then drunk again. He can't hold a job and every time he goes into withdrawals … he says he'll never drink again… yeah thats a lie. I get sad thinking bout all my other relatives and how...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Aug 10

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    Just Been Thinking Lately

    I'm flying out to see my dad for spring break in about a week, and its just making me think about things lately. I didn't have it bad like some other people who have parents with the same disease, but i think i have my mom to thank for that. I used to be so angry at him for all...
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    The first memory I have of you is you leaving

    us in the car while you went into the bar. I don't know how long it was but To a three year old it felt like forever... I remember telling Michael not to go in to get you saying it would only make you madder. I remember trying to make boo something to eat and you throwing...
    OkayQuestionMark OkayQuestionMark 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    My father is to blame

    for my depression, BPD and distrust in people. Alcoholism is not a disease to me, it is a selfish lifestyle choice. I will never sympathize for parents who are alcoholics. Give your child away to someone who will give him or her love and protect them.
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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