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I Hate What Drugs Do to Families

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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 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    You know what I hate? What I really hate? Is when someone tells me nothing's wrong but makes no effort whatsoever to show it. They can just tell me they don't want to talk to me...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I hate me. I hate what ive become. I hate when I think of what I could have become and come back to reality. I hate that it seems that I cant have a relationship. I hate the fact...
    w3029790 w3029790 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Even though i have turned around and act like a different person now doesnt take the pain away because of what i did and who i was then. i hate myself. i hate what ive done and i...
    wallwalker wallwalker 22-25 Jul 16

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    Let me say this as just hate me for loving so sincere and have no return treat from the one i am in love with. OK! I found out that my girl friend can walk and protest and do...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I talk about race and sexism a lot because I hate it but that doesn't mean I hate the people that do it I just hate what they do.I don't even think I have the ability to hate. Sure...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock 26-30, F Jul 4

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    I hate my mom. I am a worthless daughter. I hate what has given me life, yet for so long I had only her in mind, in focus. But so it is. Since I have been a child she has...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    Just a little over a month ago, my now ex boyfriend suddenly called it quits. We were together for two years and our anniversary was July 1st. We rarely fought, had arguments here...
    ceexa ceexa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I hate my sister! She wake me up now by loudly knocking the door then when I woke up, I quickly run on the door, she said " mother wants to borrow your nail cleaner." wow! I...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F Jul 14

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    Too bad. All the woman I ever loved lied to me. I hate lies. I hate what it did to me.
    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate what they do. And I block them when they make mocking comments on my posts.
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate what they do. My parents used to call me stupid and retarded because I couldn't process information exactly as well as other people could, I was uncoordinated, I got lost...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    My aunt has breast cancer. Over the past couple months I've seen her get weaker and thinner and just sickly. I hate what it's done to who was once such a lively and happy person.
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    When I Was Growing Up I Was The Only One Close To My Grandmother. She Has Five Daughters And 13 GrandKids, Out Of All The Grandkids I Was The Lucky One To Be Close To Her. My...
    DoneWithSecrets DoneWithSecrets 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I hate when it hurts and I don't know why. And there's no way to stop it. It just keeps hurting and drives so many people to escape it through drugs, alcohol, or suicide. It seems...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I once asked people what was the difference in a drug dealer's reasons for dealing and a prostitute's reason for selling herself so they could help their families. I don't agree...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Hello people! Recently I posted a experience on here. It was labeled "I didn't join ep to meet pervs." Now in that post I stated my opinion, many HATED my opinion. Lots of guys...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hated my middle school teachers. they were always controlling with my life. What video games I should play, what tv or movies I should watch, what music I should listen too. one...
    favi4et favi4et 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Drugs are tearing people apart in my life. I'm going to be a freshman in high school, and already so many of my friends are getting involved with drugs. It's awful and I try so...
    Nickiboy14 Nickiboy14 13-15, M Jul 19

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Why do Republicans come back, over and over, to this kind of thing, to peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate? They've got nothing else. They can't sell their right-wing...
    Mrperfectstranger Mrperfectstranger 51-55, M 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    what do you get out of taking people's lives, ending them or chewing them up and spitting them out again to scrounge for themselves? what benefit comes from causing pain, sadness...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    METH. meth controls my every move, my every thought . meth is what keeps me sane . without meth there is only shakes , voices within my head , nightmares , sweats .. I am insane...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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