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I Have a Mother Who Is Addicted to Drugs

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    My mom sent a letter from jail saying how

    she’s praying for us (meaning my family) and that she hopes we can heal and forgive her for all the horrible things she’s done in the past. In her letter she had no regret, didn’t say sorry even once, and basically said that we need to get over it and implied that it’s...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, T May 20

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    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

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    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

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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 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

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    Dear Mommy, I'm sorry

    that I don't remember that your sick, just like me, just like all addict's are. I have to remember that it's your addiction that I hate, not you. I must remember that it's your addiction that has to choose drugs over me, not you. I have to remember that your addiction doesn't...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 1

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My mother has been addicted to all sorts of

    drugs for as long as I remember and she got all three of her daughters hooked as well. She was always trying to hide it from us but gave up when my older sister starting using heroin. So me and my younger sister were fully exposed to heroin, crack cocaine and meth until the two...
    sophiesg sophiesg 13-15, F Jun 10

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My mom is hooked on prescription pain killers.

    She can't stop taking them no matter how much I want her to.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M Jun 11

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    I can't believe my mom I'm

    so sad I can't believe my mom she's been acting so crazy because she's been smoking so much crack and when she gets high she acts like someone I've never met before she treats me like crap give me so much attitude she gets so paranoid because she smokes in the bathroom and I can...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    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

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    So my mom is addicted to pain meds.

    She takes three (I think) different meds altogether and is always high as a kite. I hate how she is in them! It's like dealing with a toddler. She'll crawl all around my car switching seats when I'm driving and doesn't listen at all so I'm constantly repeating myself or...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 1 Response May 15

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    Ever since I was a kid,

    my mom has been addicted to drugs. I was the oldest kid in the family and my dad always worked, so I really did the most work to keep our family together. It was very hard to keep our family stable since my mom never made money. My brother got very sick because the drugs...
    vintagequxxn vintagequxxn 26-30, F 1 Response May 15

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    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

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    I really need to get this off my chest oMG I

    don't even know where to start so my mom has been addicted to drugs my whole life I was her first born and she had my brother then she had another little girl and then another little boy in the last little boy she had was taken away to a foster home because my grandmother raised...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yeah, under intoxication of cannabis I have experienced hallucinations – I think at least, that these were hallucinations and not illusions, though I did not see things out of...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    So im new here..im also a smoker. I smoke about a pack a day, camel silvers. My ex girlfriend got me hooked and now i can barely go 45 minutes without a cigarette. My day...
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    I'm just venting my feelings here. If you haven't walk into someone's shoes, do not say you understand them. I clearly don't do that because I've been through such a crazy life...
    blackroseforyou blackroseforyou 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My mom is also my older sister. We have the same father. They never hid this from my bother and me. And they made it clear that while the attraction starred young, their...
    Whitetrick15 Whitetrick15 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    (Part 4) -3 months later- On the first month I had a buffet twice every two weeks, a stuffing dinner every three days, and a shopping trip once a month, measurements at the end...
    amanda369 amanda369 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    finally, phone back in my control. While Chloe's at school, I can have phone time again.
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    These are the reasons I haven't done it yet: 1. Shotguns, which are the only reliable means to commit suicide, are too expensive and you need a hunter's licence and to be at least...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    I love it when my best friend wants a piggyback ride! It is kind of fun having someone I care about on my back trusting I won't drop them and running. My favorite part is hearing...
    carleev carleev 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    I do have a lot of them but still they are not MY Real friend.
    Fariyal Fariyal 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    To understand why the dream I had this morning was bad, you have to know a little bit of history. In 1975, when I was 12 and just starting seventh grade, I met on the bus a girl...
    doctorian001 doctorian001 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    That one person think I am a psychopath. But then, I have friends who knew me so well and understood me that my weird sense of humor is part of me. I am thankful that though others...
    ivzy2208 ivzy2208 22-25 2 days ago

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    I used to have this one friend that was nice in grade 4 and 5. Then he changed he was a complete and udder douchebag just to fit in with his new friend. I felt useless and cheap...
    FarrelTaylor FarrelTaylor 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can cook,clean house,do laundry,raise children right.Make sweet love to a woman have her come back again and again for more.I don't drink,do drugs or give a crap about going out...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To cope with the rubbish in my life. I don't any more, or at least not as much. I took pills. My father was getting prescriptions for all sorts of things, mainly painkillers. I...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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