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I Hate What Drugs Do to Families

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    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 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    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

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    Meth Mayhem

    Long story short... Meth and other illegal drugs ruined my family in multiple ways due to my brother's and ex husband's manufacturing, selling, and use. For my brother, I no longer trusted his words or actions. I didn't want him around for fear my personal values would be stolen...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    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 26-30 19 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    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

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    Drugs Destroy People.........

    I have had way too much involvement with drugs, not myself, but my son and my husband. My husband got addicted to pain killers after he had a few surgeries. I didn't realize he was getting pain killers from other people, besides his mother that liked to give him a huge supply. I...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Isn't it odd that one tiny blue pill can have

    such an impact on a family? It's a friend and Foe, helps me through those troubled, stressful times. But now i have succumb to its powers, Valium is the taste of numbness I crave, the don't give a **** in me. I'm a fool, a fool for letting this drug over power me, my family...
    ALaCoit ALaCoit 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    :| 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

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    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

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    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

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    My last story was 2011.

    .........its 2014 and I'm literally dying inside, emotionally, physically and mentally from all the stress, emotional abuse, and mental abuse my son is throwing at me. I can't do this anymore, I say that all the time. He has been thrown out of my house so many times, so many...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    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

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    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 26-30 Aug 28, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Oct 13, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Well

    ..... 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

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    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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    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

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    I have already written a story on this,

    this is kind of an update. Lets just say my son, unfortunately after jail and prison, again is on drugs. Its breaking my heart to see it, to live watching him do this. I realize I was an enabler and I finally had to kick him out. Well, my oldest son couldn't deal with seeing me...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    people just don't get it. Like I feel so ******* bad that I broke a promise that I made and I was intent on keeping but it killed me that people who have made the same promise don...
    yoursecretlifestyle yoursecretlifestyle 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mom was once very good to our family used to bind all together will manage life.......she has change the respect for her is no more in my heart she has made days worth only she...
    vegeta420 vegeta420 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    My husband loves me we have 1 daughter but My mother inlaw always jealous of me she always conpet with me specially in cooking....My Sister Inlaw All of them !! They hate me...
    Romechan Romechan 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    No one has ever told me in person, "you're pretty," "you're cute," or any compliments on the same spectrum. It has come to the point where I don't think I'm pretty. I look in the...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I won't back down from an argument if i feel like you're attacking me. There are pros and cons to this, I'm very head strong, don't expect an apology if you're just going to place...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I think it would be more accurate to say I hate what people perceive as my culture, at least some of it. When I look at modern stereotypes of African Americans, Black Americans, it...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Seems like whenever I'm single no one wants me but as soon as I start talking to someone ppl want to talk to me and **** everything up and I loose that person like fml what's wrong...
    longboarder22 longboarder22 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I am writing this simply because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a friend who does/did drugs. He use to only smoke weed and one day I found out he tried Molly. I lost a friend to drugs and will not tolerate drug users in my life. I cannot...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Yes, I'm ugly. I'm repulsive. These are the facts of life that I'm gradually accepting, but what I'm trying to understand is behavior. How exactly am I supposed to behave? All I...
    cantelum cantelum 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    That really drives me insane because it makes me feel like he/she doesn't trust what I'm saying.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I was fine all day, yet as i was in bed on tumblr, I came across a love blog. And after about 10 minutes of scrolling, I found myself sobbing into my teddy bear. The reason, this...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Feb 7

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    We've been married for 5 years. I have put up with him cheating on me with both women and men. He has stolen from me and my Mom. He has never had a job or paid a single bill. He...
    joniland joniland 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Why do I hate? Simple, a rabid dog bit me. I was nine then. First time it chased me but I outrun it. One week later it caught me. A bit funny. It followed my scent all the way to...
    huttuh8 huttuh8 70+, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Believe it or not, i've only seen snow once in real life and that was last spring. I LOVED IT, but i hated how cold the weather was because i get allergies really fast when its...
    Dhikrayat Dhikrayat 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My fiance is an alcoholic. We have a child together and he is a wonderful father to my older son. He is funny, charming, loving, and a liar. I hate the lies. The lies are the...
    blaketrevor0608 blaketrevor0608 31-35, F Feb 15

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    What exactly has he done to harm you?Is he a killer?I cannot believe the hatred towards a guy that people haven't met?So he is arrogant? Why get worked up you will never meet him...
    ALaCoit ALaCoit 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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