I Hate What Drugs Do to Families

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 338 People

    My Moms Addiction Changed My Life.

    hii. i am 14 years old and live with my cousins. ive lived here for a year now nut also lived here when i was little for 3and a half years.my parents are divorced and have been since as long as i can remember. i have always lived with my mom, two sisters, and grandma. about two...
    lifegoesonsoeffyou lifegoesonsoeffyou
    13-15, F
    Apr 19, 2011

    :| It Hurts Me To Be In My Family Now

    Well its been hurting me alot lately....acualy bout my mom's side of the family.....she lost her job then.....things started getting weird.....then it got really bad...she always tells me "i take them for my legs" (pills) ok,i believed that....but now she thinks im deaf!not...
    mewmew12378 mewmew12378
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2011

    Do You Have A Friend Or Family Member Who Is Out Of Control?

    Do you look at your friend or family member and see her careening toward disaster? A major cable network wants to help you intervene. If you know a woman in her 20s who is living life on the very, very edge—we want to help! This new documentary series will help family and...
    docuseries docuseries
    22-25, F
    Apr 10, 2013

    Prescription drugs can do just

    as much damage and illegal drugs. One of the things that lead to my divorce was discovering that my wife was addicted to a tranquillizer. So much so that she stole the medication from me and took a two-month supply in 4 days. I tried not to hate her for that, but I was...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman
    41-45, M
    Aug 26, 2014


    ..... when it tears families apart and damages relationships that could otherwise be stronger, as many people have said here already and when it makes mothers force their daughters into prostitution to pay for their addiction as I've seen happen so many times, how could you...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2009

    I Hate My Sister

    I hate my sister when I walk by her room and think she looks odd.I hate my sister when I close my door and wonder if I should have done a double take.I hate my sister when I hear the sirens later.I hate my sister when they ask me if I was the one who called.I hate myself for not...
    LadyLancezot LadyLancezot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2011
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    Sep 4, 2015

    Crystal Meth Destroyed My Family

    Let me start by saying that I was not the user of this drug. I also want to say up front that crystal meth destroyed any possibility of our family before it even grew into one. I have never completely shared my story here on EP of the failure of my marriage, my husband's drug...
    deleted deleted
    19 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    They Ruin Everything...

    lost 2 uncles, an aunt, multiple cousins and i am currently losing a close cousin and a brother to drugs. cocaine. it ruins families. even years later, it will still be there.
    em4040 em4040
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2008

    Drugs Make U Do Crazy Things

    My dad has really bad drugs habit he do just about n everything 2 get his drugs please people drugs break up family and make themsad
    Mizzye Mizzye
    Aug 28, 2012

    How Drugs Robbed Me From Ever Having A Family Of My Own.

    When I was 22 I met a man named Bill. He was 30 and had his own business and house and was very nice to be around. He asked me out on dates and told me things that made me feel safe and trust him. I had been raised around drugs and would occasionally do a bong with friends or...
    LaureMC LaureMC
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2010

    My Mom Has Taken Drugs For As Long As Ive Known Her.

    Even before I was born, my mom couldnt get enough of the stuff. Im not exactly sure what shes all done, but it includes crack, heroin, weed, and maybe meth. To me, its all the same: She spent money on drugs more than she spent money on us. I never noticed it until I was about 14...
    BoomSickle BoomSickle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2010

    Im So Sorry

    Drugs over took me. After me, and my ex's break up i was so depressed. So i found a new addiction to replace with him. It started off with pills. I took loritabs, xanex, percocets, and oxies. At school i was so strung out. I remember a few times being so high i just fell asleep...
    sarahbabydoll sarahbabydoll
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2010

    Cant Choose My Family

    The missed graduations, the birthdays , the special moments etc my family member missed.. his daughter is a lost soul who no longer has any direction. her mother is just as bad and now sells her body just to get her high. she been been through 3 abusive relationship, 3 kids...
    freeflowing freeflowing
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2009

    I live in a family where 2 of my brothers are

    drug addicts. One of them is almost 30 yrs old and doesnt have a job, the other one is coming in and out of rehab everytime the police catch him and hes under surveillance. My parents have become so depressed and almost broke, as all they do is take money from my parents, buy...
    undercontrol55 undercontrol55
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    A Family Of Five Shot All To Hell

    So I honestly need to let some stuff out, at this point I'm so lose to breaking and it's not going to be pretty. My parents were the wild type, take note of the past tense. My father grew pot before I was even born. They kept my brother, sister, and me sheltered from it, until...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    I'M Seeing The Down Side To Not Selling Drugs.

    When I was a small dealer, I always either had money, or had, "friends" that would pay for whatever I needed. Now without the drugs. I must sit at home to save money while realizing that those who I thought were friends we're only around because of what I could do for them. I'm...
    justaguy86 justaguy86
    26-30, M
    Nov 23, 2013

    I do not like that some junkie has been preying

    on my man. My boyfriend knows this guy well and he is a theif and junkie. Yet my man is so trusting he believes this guy called today to see if my man is going to his AA meeting and to see how my guy is doing. Last week the junkie texted for money b4 that he wanted to bring my...
    LovelyChris71 LovelyChris71
    41-45, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    Lost My Family To Drugs

    In late 2011 I met a man, who I will call David. He was older than me, a father to two adorable little girls and was genuinely one of the most caring and loving people I had ever met. We started dating soon after we met and right away I knew something wasn't quite right. I didn...
    Serapphina Serapphina
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Mom..i Want You Back.

    For as long as I can remember, mom has been addicted to pills, she is different everyday based on what medication she is on. It's like having a hundred different mothers. I wish she cared enough to set boundaries for me and act like a mom, maybe somewhere inside she wants to...
    abbywhitaker abbywhitaker
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2010

    Are You Drugging?

    Meet Mr and Mrs Crystal Meth I destroy homes, I tear families apart, I take your children and that's just the start. I am more valued than diamonds, more precious than gold. The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. If you need me, remember I'm easily found. I live all around...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    7 Responses May 8, 2008

    Lost Soul

    Never did I imagine it would happen to my family. It did and it is as I sit here so sad writing this story about the most out going, humorous, beautiful woman you would want to meet. I guess I'm not really sure how it all started, none of us really are, except for the...
    champlinkelly champlinkelly
    26-30, F
    Oct 9, 2009

    My Son

    My oldest son is 16 and has been using drugs off and on since he was 14. We would get him clean and then he would go back. Things got really bad this spring. He started stealing money from us, even took my husband's debit card and withdrew money from our checking account. When we...
    KScarlett KScarlett
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2013

    My auntie's life and two of my cousins lives

    have been ruined because of drugs. my aunts husband was executed in Iran for drug dealing, and although drug dealing is a terrible thing, I wish that hadn't of happened, because he has two young sons, an 18 year old and a nine-year-old, and I really feel sorry for them.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99
    16-17, F
    Oct 13, 2014

    I'M An Addict

    I have tried everything I know to try, and I always fall back into some addiction. It started when I was hurt wrestling in high school. I got hooked on the pain meds the doctors gave me. Mixing them with alcohol took me through hell. I quit drinking, but continued the pain meds...
    justaguy86 justaguy86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013

    What I Think

    Drug addiction has been in out of my life since i was about 6. I'm 16 and i know about everything there is to know about drugs and what it does to families. My two oldest sisters were bad into drugs. It started off with drinking and smoking weed when they were in highschool, but...
    kaitey1029 kaitey1029
    18-21, F
    Jul 19, 2009

    How did I get here And what went wrong Couldn't

    handle forgiveness Now I'm far beyond gone And I can hardly remember The look of my own eyes How could I love this, My life so dishonest It made me compromise I just found out that my cousin, who is like a brother to me, is a heroine addict. My heart is broken. I love you...
    hope4myfuture hope4myfuture
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    my cousin is a drug addict

    and when i was little i saw...........when he raped my sister.......sometimes i feel guilty thinking that i should have done something to prevent that :(
    newcarlis newcarlis
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015
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