I Am the Daughter of An Alcoholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    Well She Finally Died

    I posted my first story in this particular group in August 2009, and in Feb 2010 my mum died. She had lesions on the brain, not caused by the alcohol but by the lack of nutrition that goes hand in hand with alcohol abuse, I dont feel bad about it, even now over a year later. My...
    onslowrules onslowrules
    36-40, F
    Oct 21, 2011

    Childless Daughter of An Alcoholic Mother

      Wow- after researching and reading so many stories of women just like me, had an alcoholic Mom, I feel so normal that I chose not to have kids! I used to tell my Mom when I was a kid that I am never having kids and doing to them what she did to me. I am not sure if I...
    CoachKaren CoachKaren
    Aug 23, 2009

    This is the first place I have found

    where people's experiences sound even vaguely familiar.my dad just died a few days ago at 57. I ghink he had been an alcoholic since a very young age actually but I only knew the full extent around 14.im now 30. For years it would make him nasty and he was horrific to my mum...
    hols84 hols84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    And Now She's Gone

    my mum developed Korsakoffs syndrome, this is lesions on the brain that cause, amongst other things, confusion and false or distorted memories. It is caused, not by the alcohol, but by the poor nutrition that goes hand in hand with alcohol abuse. She had been in a psychiatric...
    onslowrules onslowrules
    36-40, F
    Feb 28, 2010

    Holidays And A Drunk

    So, I have my whole immediately family coming to my house for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays. Yeah... Here are the players involved: Mom the drunk who is getting quite bitter and mean Dad whose head is up his, ah, in the sand and has Alzheimer's Maggie, Mom's sister...
    CoachKaren CoachKaren
    Nov 8, 2009

    Trying Again and Again...

    I go to the 9th grade and my mother has been an alcoholic all my life. So many horrible memories of my childhood. But she is a GREAT mother when she's not under the efect of alcohol. That is really whats bad. Because when she's not drunk ı love her to death and ı miss her she...
    Molly1234 Molly1234
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2009

    I am the daughter of an alcoholic.

    Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with an alcoholic, but you also learn to deal with a lot. My dad is now 38 and still an alcoholic. He's been one since he was 15, and for...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    I Thought It Was Broken, Maybe Another Part Just Got Added.

    My father is an alcoholic. He was recovering. He recently fell off the wagon. All I can think of is how its returning to how it was so long ago. When my brother and I were children hiding under my bed, from his alcohol induced rages. Slamming doors, bruises. "I promise I won't...
    frenchtoast1219 frenchtoast1219
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2012


    my mum has been an alcoholic since i was about 11, now some 22 years later she is on the verge of dying. I did what i could - looked after my youngest sister, made sure my mum ate, cleaned her up when she was sick, protected her from predatory men (as best i could) and tried to...
    onslowrules onslowrules
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

    My Father Was An Alcoholic, He Has Now Passed

    My father was a handsome and brilliant man, a polyglot, had five careers and played the piano beautifully. He provided a wonderful life for my mother, me and two siblings. When I was 18 my father was cheated out of all he had earned in his life by two "friends" and...
    Ainoah54 Ainoah54
    61-65, F
    Dec 22, 2009

    How Could She Do This to Me? Adult daughter of an alcoholic Mom

    When I was a kid I couldn't understand how my alcoholic  Mother could " do this to me". I used to say " What kind of a Mother would treat her kids this way?"  From the embarrassment of her being on the kitchen floor during a dinner party with...
    CoachKaren CoachKaren
    4 Responses Aug 29, 2009

    How Do I Stop Worrying?

    My Mother has been and alcoholic as long as i can remember on and off! when she is soba she is a great person, when she is drunk she is the worst person. through alcohol she has lost 2 jobs, 2 houses and also has gone bankrupt, she has put me and my siblings through hell. on...
    tasha1987 tasha1987
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    My Life

    I loved my dad, in fact, I was the biggest daddy's girl ever. I did everything with my dad. We went grocery shopping together, I went to his job sites with him, and just basically me and my dad were attached at the hip. We spent every second of every day together; he was my best...
    brookeydoodle22 brookeydoodle22
    18-21, F
    Jan 13, 2013

    Been There

    Well my Dad is an alcoholic, recovering actually. He's been sober for 10 years but he missed my childhood. I still love him despite all of that though.
    AscendedOne AscendedOne
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    I Am An Adult Daughter Of An Alcoholic

    I still remember the first incident  really clearly, my parent always drunk with the neighbors when I was younger we didn'tmind because this meant that my mom, who was strict, would let us be outside with our friends even later. The firstthing that hurt me wasn't towards me but...
    mimiauntie mimiauntie
    22-25, F
    Jan 21, 2011

    My Dear Father, I Miss You Terribly

    My family has always been my everything, what was most important to me. My father was an amazing dad, and I have never blamed him for the person alcohol made him become. He was definitely a huge role in my life. I remember when I was younger, he always allowed my little sister...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 16, 2012

    Women 35- 55 That Have Alcoholic Mom- I Need Your Help

    Hello Ladies: I need your help! I am getting ready to prepare a group telephone series for women with alcoholic mothers and how it has affected your life. I am curious what do you think has been the most difficult aspect for in your life having a Mom as an alcoholic? Do...
    CoachKaren CoachKaren
    Aug 20, 2009

    Most Recent Poem

    A little overview into recent happenings: Bits of the cycle: ~ 4th of July: in front of everyone she freaked out at me “you treat me like ****!” she yelled. We didn’t’ talk for 4 days. She apologized. In reply to her apology, I was honest. She said I am not compassionate...
    strongorsilent strongorsilent
    31-35, F
    Jul 19, 2011


    My mom and dad and step dad ... ****
    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2013

    Planning "intervention"?

    I am 32, married with my own family. My mom was the best mom on the block, to me - she was the best in the world. I was an only child, she and I were (are still, at times) best friends. Then something happened. Long story short - when I was 18 my sister was born with...
    strongorsilent strongorsilent
    31-35, F
    Aug 25, 2010

    I Say I No Longer Care, But I Do

    I'm not sure what made me want to open up and share my story to the web, but for some reason I am. I'm not the type to let everyone in, and let them know that I'm not truly happy. Today will be the day that those who are reading will hear my story. I used to be the biggest daddy...
    brookeydoodle22 brookeydoodle22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2012

    Why Have You Taken My Mother Away?

    My mum has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember now. I used to think that it was all the alcohol, that once she stopped drinking then my life would be full and enriched again. How wrong I was, no matter how hard try I can never seem to shake the feeling of lonliness...
    itwontdefineme itwontdefineme
    1 Response Mar 14, 2011
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