Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have a Mother Who Is Addicted to Drugs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 87 People

    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 can help people. My mother was a single mother of 4 children. We lived in a housing authority just outside of Boston until I was 7 years...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lunesta/Ambien + Others

    When I was 14, my mother became addicted to Lunesta and Ambien. I've been dealing with this since then and I'm almost 19. Sometimes she takes more than just those pills though. She'll take anything that could possibly get her high. Sometimes she takes 30 Lunesta or Ambien at one...
    capturetheflag capturetheflag 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know that my mother did drugs

    while I was a kid I was never informed which ones. I know she was and most likely still is an alcoholic as well. Recently after visiting where she lives now (a few hours away from me) it was obvious she was on some kind of drugs. I looked up symptoms and signs of how she acted...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mom, I Miss The Old You. Please Come Back!

    I remember when I was 5 or so and my mom used to make me peanut butter sandwiches and put me in front of the TV and I would watch Power Puff Girls and other 90's cartoons. When I think back to the those days I cant remember if my mom was addicted to anything because I was young...
    prettyudoli19 prettyudoli19 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Remember When...

    I remember when I was young, I had a mom. I remember that she was attentive and thoughtful and we lived in a big three-story house with a matching playhouse out back. I remember her watching ball games and coming on class field trips. I remember when I was 12 and my parents...
    simmonsr09 simmonsr09 26-30 Jun 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Welp, Here Goes

    I'm not used to being able to allow my memories and emotions to flow freely, but I suppose it's worth a shot. My family consists of my dad, mother, one far older brother, and me. My brother moved out a long time ago, my dad is a devout Christian so he's generally gone, and my...
    JayJayStitchez JayJayStitchez 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just wish I had someone to actually talk to.

    Someone who can help me understand the situation I'm in. Someone else who has had they're life affected by a cruel uncaring mother, by drugs...idk, someone who could relate I guess. Is that too much to ask...for a real meaningful conversation...
    GraceyD GraceyD 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My friends just don't get how much drugs ruined

    my life and I don't even do them they just don't understand so now I need open ears and an open mind
    greenpotato112 greenpotato112 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Mom

    my moms addicted to drugs has been since i was in about 4th grade sometime i hate her so bad i cant stand it and then i remember how she used to be. i mean she used to get in McDonnalds play place with us and i remember she used to talk to me every day just to see if i had a bad...
    yoite77 yoite77 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I HAD a mother who was addicted to drugs.

    She over-dosed three years ago. She was my best friend when clean, I could tell her anything and she always gave reasonable advice, she encouraged me to achieve things and unbelievably she taught me morals, respect and love. But she was my worst enemy when not clean. She would...
    sereniitee sereniitee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dear Mother

    i never knew who u wre. i cried over u evry noght. i thought i loved you. sad thing was i didnt know you. ur baby dad shot me up when i was ****** nine years old. i have been addicted to heroin since. if you would have taken the chance to get to now me i would be safe and not...
    shootwithstars shootwithstars 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Mom Is Addicted to Drugs.

    My moms been addicted to drugs ever since I was two years old. Both my parents left my sisters and myself at my grandams one day and just never came back. They called from time to time but thats it. Mom and dad do heroin and crack. It worrys me because I know there is nothing I...
    JessUndefined JessUndefined 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I wish I had someone to talk to during

    that time . Someone to tell me that everything will be okay but nobody ever did. My mother has been clean for 3 years but now I'm worrying she's back to her old tricks .
    smilingsmith17 smilingsmith17 16-17, F 4 Responses May 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    CRACK/COCAiNE

    MY MOTHER HAS BEEN ON DRUGS FOR YEARS. TO BE HONEST, IM QUITE SURPRISED SHE HASN'T HAD AN OVERDOSE. I HAVE BEEN TOLD SHE PROBABLY EVEN SMOKED CRACK WHEN I WAS IN HER WOMB. WHICH WOULD MAKE ME A CRACK BABY. HAHAHAHAHAHHA!! ITS SO FUNNY TO HEAR THAT TERM. AND ITS QUITE FUKCING SAD...
    JEZZAB3LL JEZZAB3LL 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Memories

    Memories Why when i look at pictures of the Past it brings me such grief that even in my heart i wish i was not there, Even though in the past i use to like that life style but now that life style brings me such emotional pain and grief that when i see the pictures i delete them...
    Godslaoutreach Godslaoutreach 22-25 Jan 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Marijuana

    i know most people don't believe weed is habit-forming. i disagree. my mom smokes every single day. she smokes in the house. she smokes when she's supposed to be taking care of my daughter. she smokes at 9:am on her days off. she blows me off when we have plans because she'd...
    thirty30 thirty30 31-35, F 5 Responses May 28, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My First Love

    My first love Why was she weak-willed What made her start Why won’t she stop Dosn’t she know how beautiful she is A broken record of questions that plays in my mind over and over This woman was my first love I loved her enormous heart I loved her soft, sweet smile I...
    krpr78 krpr78 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mama I know you lie So I don't cry But I need

    to know the truth I want you to tell me when you use Mama I love you I know you love me too But these drugs are taking over I miss the times that you were sober Mama You could be here today, gone tomorrow Those thoughts fill me with such sorrow You're sick And the more you use...
    ThatGirlAhtumn ThatGirlAhtumn 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Want You Back Mom

    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 4 Responses Apr 2, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    For Me It's *had* A Mother Addicted To Drugs.

    My mother was on drugs before, during && after I was born... I was just two when my mother stated she wanted to kill me... "If I can't have her, Then no one else can". My grandma got custody of me right then and there because my dad didn't want me. My mom was in and out of my...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Know I Had One....

    Lord knows if she's even still alive. I doubt it unless she cleaned up her act. She's probably in prison. Dumb *****. SMDH.
    Serabi Serabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    It's been almost two years now... Life will never be the same... Your loss has broken me apart , everyday from your death in my arms has been a struggle. Wanted to let you know I...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am almost 62 years old. I left home two weeks after my high school graduation to start business college. I graduated and got a job and never looked back. I have been married...
    N6135P N6135P 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last year I was 18 and I kinda broke every piece of fine china that we own. I was running from one of my friends who I woke up by slapping him with whip cream and I smashed the...
    1Thatonedudeyouknow 1Thatonedudeyouknow 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My supposed to be best friend turned her back on me twice. Once after high school and now. She had a controlling bf who told her not to associate with me. I kept trying to get in...
    DeeDoubleYoux DeeDoubleYoux 22-25, F Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my dad " idiot its waste of caring its better if i care a dog what is the use of u " my mom " see your brother he is an engineer what is the use of u no use waste of feeding u...
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i literally do have no one...They ended up being pretenders and judging and belittleing...the pain i have is unberable only if people understood...i want to run away from...
    letmetellyouaboutme letmetellyouaboutme 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Willy wonka. The biggest consumer of crystal meth in the universe.
    fleabagmonkeyface fleabagmonkeyface 41-45, M Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dad bought home the wrong kind of fish, and not enough of it. Mum is now downstairs shouting at him and almost in tears. This is ridiculous. And I am powerless to stop it...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am grateful for my yoga and meditation practice
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Mom protecting her clutch!!! Nice surprise!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I haven't used any drugs (including medical ones I've gotten prescribed) for some time. Illigal ones I haven't touched in over half a year. Honestly, the "bad" drugs have done...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my previous post was not favoured by many but I'd like to tell you guys a story. my family once knew a boy aged 5 who lost his mother due to drugs. evidently this woman killed...
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Whoever says they need drugs and alcohol to have fun are clearly stupid. Why would you need these substances to have fun? Besides, both drugs and alcohol can kill you if...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel as though I retaliated against my step Mother when she loved me more than anything else... When my step Mother and father got together, my fake Mother drugged me so badly...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, who needs drugs and alcohol when we have chocolate? Ahah :D
    iwillsavethenature iwillsavethenature 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I will never, ever, ever, ever get involved with someone who does drugs ever again. I swear to god.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am hoping for some emotional and loving support here and would be extremely grateful for any advice relating to my situation (everyone can agree that it is most comforting when...
    life4love life4love 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    'I feel sad when you are not around. I miss you a lot. Please come home!' while wiping tears and sobbing. Yeah, right. Sound like a normal mother who misses their daughter. But...
    fien fien 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mom was a great mother growing up. She's even a great mom now. But since grandchildren have come into the picture, she's really changed. She's still a great mom to her children...
    EndiJo EndiJo 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19