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I Am the Child of An Alcoholic

For people whose parents drink or drank in the past. 2,980 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...
    deciBle deciBle 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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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...
    silvershadow2099 silvershadow2099 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    I am 14 years old and my moms been an alcoholic since I was 4 years old. My dads in the army and has been since I was a baby. Since my dads in the army he's gone a lot, so I have...
    Kait7754 Kait7754 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    My dad became and alcoholic when my mom told him she was pregnant with me so I feel like I'm the reason he drinks. Could it be true...
    Jackie1456 Jackie1456 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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...
    MaydayLife MaydayLife 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    Elaine19 Elaine19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I thought my mom stopped, she just fought and hit my step dad and ran out after 2 bottles of wine, I'm just trying to protect her from doing something rash and she hates me for it
    MrPerry MrPerry 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Pain From Childhood And Heartache - Right were do I start? I am unsure of why I am here.. but I feel its not best to keep things bottled up inside forever. My mother has been an...
    ABoing ABoing 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 31 Responses May 24, 2007

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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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    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...
    CallMeHope CallMeHope 19-21, F 29 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    I am 22 And am currently living with my alcoholic mother. I honestly have no idea where to begin with this because it truly has gone on for as long as I can remember . I remember...
    Jayne1991 Jayne1991 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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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...
    justbefree justbefree 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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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...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M 4 Responses May 18, 2012

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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...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 42 Responses Feb 3, 2007

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    My dad has been an acholic all my life and my mom has been for about 11 years. They divorced when I was two so now my mom is married to another alcoholic who verbally abuses me...
    jazzyrose jazzyrose 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Pilsner Or Moonshine - My father's drink of choice was always Pilsner, well, that was until he started making his own moonshine. I remember schlepping bags and bags of potatoes...
    wickedties wickedties 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    My mother died of alcohol cirrhosis last week. She was only in hospital for 2 weeks. I can't count the number of times I begged her to stop drinking and tried up get her help over...
    deedeece deedeece 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Growing up, not only was my dad an alcoholic but he was also a drug addict. My mom neglected me. My dad was in and out of jail constantly beating up his girlfriend when he was...
    babykaykez babykaykez 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    My father died aged 70 in 2010. The official cause of death was Bronco pneumonia with Supperative Pluresy. He was sober when he died but his body was weakened from the years of...
    RomanyTryphena RomanyTryphena 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    My Mom Drinks All The Time - My mom has been an alcoholic all my life. I found out about it when I was 7. I am now 17, and in a few months I will be 18. She has said many...
    xoxally xoxally 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    I am incapable I am incapable of touch Incapable of taste Incapable of hearing Incapable of feeling I am no longer human I stumble over fermented water and my words collide...
    Xingouttheos Xingouttheos 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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...
    LookingForALifeline LookingForALifeline 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    God do I fear becoming an alcoholic someday. No one plans to become one. I know people stumble upon it completely by accident. I don't know what I would do if alcoholism creeped up...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    So finals are coming up and my dad is still the same way....he's supposed to go into rehab. The only thing that sucks...he goes after im done finals. I dont know how im supposed to...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 74 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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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...
    21again45 21again45 31-35 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    My mother is an alcoholic. And when she would drink she would flip flop between loving(ish) and raging mad. It's funny because I feel guilty for all the problems I am learning her...
    neskan4 neskan4 26-30, F Jan 26

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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...
    ally5101999 ally5101999 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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...
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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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...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    My mom says a lot of stuff she doesn't mean when she's drunk but I can't shake the thought that its what she really thinks, I've confronted her and she promised to stop drinking...
    MrPerry MrPerry 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    It seems that I can't find anyone who understands what this is like. It's as if there is a never ending wall that I constantly break down to try and escape this.
    rickychavezzz rickychavezzz 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21

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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...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 21 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    I haven't seen my dad in a year. He lives only two hours away. The last time my sister (who is only 15) tried to visit him , he called me to yell over the phone calling her awful...
    ktd23 ktd23 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20, 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...
    firefall firefall 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    My mother was an alcoholic for over twenty years. Sometimes I'm afraid I'll end up like her. I'm already much like her now. I see my anxiety and self consciousness through her and...
    nikkiisluv nikkiisluv 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Brighter Horizons - It wasn't until very recently - within the last day or so - that I discovered there exists a wealth of research and literature centered around the aftermath of...
    atomicmango atomicmango 22-25, F Oct 22, 2013

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    Learning Tolerance - A few alcoholics, actually. Yes, a few. My biological mother is an alcoholic, although you tell her that and her response is, "I only have one or two glasses...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    I'm utilizing this space because I have no where to express my emotions anymore. I repress everything and it just fuels into anger. My mom, is an alcoholic. She drinks the minute...
    brookeed13 brookeed13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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...
    queeeenb queeeenb 16-17, F Mar 21

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    Miss You Mommy - As far back as I can remember I worshiped my mom, she was my best friend as well as a parent. She had her issues though and drank frequently. when this happened as...
    se1992 se1992 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 12 Responses Jun 16, 2007

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    My father broke my heart way before any boy had the chance too.
    PinkDolphins PinkDolphins 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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...
    ohhitsami ohhitsami 22-25, F 11 Responses Dec 27, 2011