I Hate Watching People Destroy Their Lives With Drugs

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    My husband is a drug addict.

    He has promised me so many times that he has quit and then my gut instinct tells me he is back on it again and sure enough I am always right. He is a good man and he has the most amazing mind - but his self abuse is ruining our relationship and threatening our livelihood. It's...
    sherabyl sherabyl
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I've had a lot of relatives die from lung cancer

    or lung disease due to smoking, both of my grandfathers included. Also a guy that I went to school with recently got busted for making a meth lab. Things need to change.
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2015
    boneknuckleskin boneknuckleskin
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2014

    weird thought. I have a friend

    that has a husband who does stuff he's not supposed to. I have a proof recording of him. She won't speak to me ever again if I show her. this is where I need a stranger s help or advice
    mammabee1 mammabee1
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2016

    You were a lie From hello to goodbye When I

    learned what you had been doing from the start It broke my heart Red flags and alarms When I'd run my fingers up and down your arms You would flinch and pull away And had absolutely nothing to say As you layed on the hospital bed You had that look and feeling of dread If only I...
    marisolmarisolmarisol marisolmarisolmarisol
    31-35, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    Inside Looking Out

    I can bare witness to the destruction of lives through the means of drug useage.  I am the person most drug addicts forget about, I was the child. I was the one that grew up and watched my mother and step father ruin their lives, as well as neglect me and my little brother...
    usmcvince usmcvince
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2010

    I know someone extremely close to me

    who is addicted to drugs. It's painful to see him throw his life away. He's a great guy and I would hate for him to completely lose himself to drugs. I've tried everything I can to help him but he still yet to reach his bottom. I don't know how far he has to fall to wake up but...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Got a girlfriend that smokes a lot of pot all

    her life - she's now in her early 40's ( 5 years older than me). She's become really paranoid over the last couple of years and very 'dopey'. Everytime I see her the trust disappears that bit more. I've pulled away because I had enough of her bad behaviour. We were close...
    ADifferentRoad ADifferentRoad
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    Addiction gradually takes away

    who they are. Eventually, they become mere shells of who they use to be. It ****** me off that they tried the drug, knowing what drugs do, but I know I have made bad choices so who am I to judge? That one irrational choice to try a drug shouldn't ruin their life. One choice...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    What Happened

    It makes me so sad to see half of my grade girls and boys who are doing drugs, smoking, and drinking. It's one thing if u have a glass of wine or your first beer but the way I see people abusing these is sad. The people I've known since I was little have changed its sad to even...
    samantha1215 samantha1215
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2013

    I have a friend who started smoking pot

    and now it's all he talks about and it's sad because he's wasting his money on the stuff. And before people start trying to justify marijuana I'll post this. http://m.mic.com/articles/87743/harvard-scientists-studied-the-brains-of-pot-smokers-and-the-results-don-t-look-good...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Dec 15, 2015

    I Absolutely Hate When People Ruin Their Lives Just For Drugs.

    I am a ex drug addict, in still recovering. But I absolutely hate drugs and I don't touch them anymore, last year I was doing drugs, This year I despise drugs. I started doing drugs when I was 11 with my mom's boyfriend and it took me awhile to quit drugs. I don't even smoke weed...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2013
    deleted deleted
    Sep 4, 2015

    I watched my ex boyfriend

    and love of my life destroy his entire future and if it wasn't for me doing cpr he wouldn't be alive now. I feel like he was my soul mate. NOW hes on his way to prison, I hate drugs and what they do to people!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    I Watched A Good Friend Do It :(

    My friend Jenn, she came from an abusive pass, and she turned to drugs. She was on the very heavy stuff, heroin, and ****. She was in and out of rehab for a few years, and than finally, she was sober, after so so so long, and after many relapses. Than Last year, I got the call...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2010
    cienna99 cienna99
    18-21, F
    Dec 15, 2015
    xoMegan xoMegan
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 8, 2014

    it's one of the hardest things to do,

    watching them slip away. seeing how distant they become with you. I know there is nothing I can do really, the only one that can stop her is her. we had a beautiful life planned and I wish she would decide it was worth fighting for. every day I wonder if today is the day the...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16, 2016

    I'm just fed up with my family.

    My little sister got sucked in by drugs when she turned 18 and has been living like a ****, sleeping around, and acting like the victim with everything, and now she's homeless, but blames us (her family) for it. And now my youngest sister is doing it too. She brought pot (which...
    Fealda Fealda
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2016

    Destroyed Or Bettered? DMT

    About a year ago i was on a path to destruction through abuse of opioid prescription drugs. i pushed away my family and friends and turned into an angry vegetable, if you will. I didn't have a good grasp on who i was or where i was going in life. I tried kicking the habit...
    Zacktheman Zacktheman
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2013


    being a depressed individual and feeling as if i were the epitome of EVIL for being bi sexual, forced me to numb the pain of living in a constant fiery HELL, with drugs. mostly heroin. i wanted to die, but was afraid to kill myself, so i hoped id eventually die through the...
    UltraHighMonarch UltraHighMonarch
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

    The War On Drugs From The 80s Til Today It Could Have Been Me. Just Crazy Just A Addict Neither

    I was setup in the army by my weed vice. I started smoking weed at about 15 or 16. My mom gave me weed at 3 or 4. (first warning) . My aunt Jean went crazy supposedly from social worker to crack to schzio (second warning) my mom smoked crack and alcohol.( 3rd warning) still uses...
    atsweet atsweet
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

    Lost my ex to drugs. She was the sweetest girl

    in the world until her friend got her to try drugs. At first she'd just get high occasionally, and although I hated it and how she acted while she was high, I put up with it. Then she started getting high more and more frequently, eventually to the point where she was always...
    toby2325 toby2325
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2014
    MOHED007 MOHED007
    18-21, M
    Apr 16, 2016

    My Sister And Her Story

    It started in MD, my family looked like a white picket fence perfect American family; two girls, a dad and a mom with cats and a dog. It started when my sister was accepted into one of the best middle school programs there was. She found everyone else in the school to be normal...
    DarkWolf2225 DarkWolf2225
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    I've been watching my father deal with a Heroin

    addiction since I was 14 I'm now 19 and it's probably the worst it's ever been. I have no control over anything. Watching his entire life fall apart. He's my only parent cause my mom died of a drug overdose when I was 17. He brings me down with him and I have no control over...
    adriannarosee adriannarosee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    I Just Dont Understand And Its A Scarry Thought To Think This Is Normal To Me

    I grew up with many in my extended family either being alcoholics or addicts or both. Thankfully neither of my parents ever did any of it.  I was only really close to two of my uncles one was a alcoholic and the other used it all. I watched for years as they not only...
    thenewestdaughter thenewestdaughter
    36-40, F
    Aug 12, 2013

    Unfortunately I've been one of them.

    But I'm in recovery now and I'll never allow my demons to overpower me again.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 9, 2016

    Help Please

    I have had many experiences of people destroying themselves due to drug use. It first started with my sister who is now mentally ill for the rest of her life and she is now 40 an lives a life like a young girl it's so sad. I now am in a relationship where the last 18mths has...
    dach2486 dach2486
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    It's hard to watch somebody you love to turn

    into a person who don't even know but its even harder to go through it. As an addict myself I never knew I could think and act the way I do now because of the drugs.
    hinatahyuga809 hinatahyuga809
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    For anyone who deals drugs,

    it will likely not end well. I thought this was common sense, but I guess some people think they're invincible and it won't happen to them. I guess it takes a near death experience to realize what drugs can do.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    My girlfriend is addicted to pot,

    to the point were she struggles to go a day without it, I have had some bad experiences so I personally hate to see her throw her life away to it. She hates her job and had been offered by her parents to pay for a course she wanted to do, but she doesn't want to do it anymore...
    Simbah1996 Simbah1996
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    My mom was snorting 25 OxyContin pills a day

    and recently just went too rehab. I never realized how hard it truly is to have someone you love go to rehab and find out their an addict. It's so painful.
    Flannell Flannell
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I used to date a guy

    for awhile and for the longest time he, blamed his Drug use meth on me.. And that upset me so much you don't even know..
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014


    I will occupie I will help you die I will run through you Now, I rule you too!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-hEyVQDRA
    UltraHighMonarch UltraHighMonarch
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    Never Do Drugs

    Recently as i was a fans of Whitney Houston i was so angry with those people who prey for weak people or corrupt their minds now i heard some of my friends suffered terrible problems and was in Rehabilitation Center for he loss his mind and dont know who he is and where he came...
    tawam tawam
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2012

    My friend Jenn, she came from an abusive pass,

    and she turned to drugs. She was on the very heavy stuff, heroin, and ****. She was in and out of rehab for a few years, and than finally, she was sober, after so so so long, and after many relapses. Than Last year, I got the call, that No one expects, she had a relapse, and she...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    why do people even do drugs ?

    ...cuz it feels nice ? or is it to just run away from life problems ? if so that's stupid cuz by doing drugs you're fuckkking up your life even more than its already fuucked up ... but im pretty sure they're already well aware of that .. :/
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 16, 2016

    Say No To Drugs....

    I was devastated again seeing some people i love become addicted to drugs and destroy their lives,now a sad news for my favourite singer who also died because of drugs,i hate those people who make prey with weak people and feed them with drugs and destroy them,how many times we...
    tawam tawam
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2012
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