I Have Alcoholics In My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 332 People

    I'm Scared About My Wife's Drinking

    We've been VERY happily married for over 20 years. 5 years ago she started her own doggie day care business. Ever since then, her drinking has increased steadily and now she starts drinking whiskey at 3 in the afternoon and doesn't stop until she is completely drunk. She says it...
    cbsken cbsken
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    Alcohol Has Ruined My Family

    One of my first memories of my dad was him letting me try alcohol, I remember him calling me over and laughing, we were in the lounge room of our first house, i was wearing a nappy still, and he picked me up to put me on his lap and then he tipped the beer bottle to my mouth and...
    kumorijuly kumorijuly
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2011

    How Do I Stop Worrying?

    My Mother has been and alcoholic as long as i can remember on and off! when she is soba she is a great person, when she is drunk she is the worst person. through alcohol she has lost 2 jobs, 2 houses and also has gone bankrupt, she has put me and my siblings through hell. on...
    tasha1987 tasha1987
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2012

    My Parents

     both drink on a regular basis and i guess its not that bad. i mean they arent angry  drunks, they just never shut up and nag me and stuff...it does bug me to a certain extent
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    My Alcoholic Husband Is Ruining Our Marriage

    my husband is a bad alcoholic, he drinks form the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed. and if he has any beer left in the fridge when he wakes up at night. he gets up and drinks it all until he stumbles back to bed. last night was really bad. he bought an 8 pack of...
    sadeyes7294 sadeyes7294
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2012


    Alcoholism runs in my family on my birthfather's side. I had one drink when I was a kid, around 10yrs ago. I've craved alcohol every single day since. Just one drink & I was drawn in. Now I can't touch alcohol...possibly ever. I get addicted to things very quickly & easily, and I...
    staystrong11 staystrong11
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2011

    I Held On So Tight, He Slipped Right Through My Hands.

    Is there anyone out there that can explain to me how alcohol/addiction makes a full grown man give up EVERYTHING he's ever worked for? My husband of 22 years started drinking heavily four years ago. He drinks 7 days a week, approximately 6 to 10 drinks a night, beer, hard liquor...
    Marysse Marysse
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

    My Mum

    My mum is an alcoholic. She uses the governments money to fund her habit. She can afford to by nice food but instead she buys alcohol. She can afford to buy nice things but instead she buys alcohol. She is a waste of space, she has more and more kids just to get more money from...
    PaperThinEmo PaperThinEmo
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2012

    Alcohol Destroyed My Father

    my mother and father were both alcoholics and drug addicts as well. My father when he was in highschool, was a popular kid, he played football, had a scholarship from that. He was a completely different person before alcohol took over his life. On the night his first wife left...
    halosandhorns82 halosandhorns82
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    I don't know if you would say he's my family.

    But I do consider my boyfriend and his brother and sister(they're like my siblings) as family. My boyfriends dad is an alcoholic. I do not approve of it. He's constantly drinking and my boyfriend will say "I bet you my dad will pick me up with like 3 beers in the car". Just the...
    lovelygirll2323 lovelygirll2323
    18-21, F
    May 27, 2014

    A Lot Of My Family

    A lot of members in my family are alcoholics, and not the kind that go " oh I drank one day boy I am such an alcoholic " but the kind that think nothing of it and drink themselves to bad health, or near death and then drink some more. I hate watching them do it to them self's...
    nekajean nekajean
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2010

    Alcoholic, Abusive, Controlling [grand]mother.

    I am 22 years old. I was taken from my biological mother as an infant because she was a drug addict and social services had been called by a neighbor. I have 4 half-siblings who live on their own now (except one who just ran away from rehab.) I was taken in by my grandparents (my...
    bohodo bohodo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2011

    THE Secret We Did Not Know

    I currently moved to this state, because where I am from there is nothing but crime, drugs, and lifeless pain that I had to escape from, Our family excepted the invite by a older sister to come move to the east coast, I always looked up to her in so many ways because I always...
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2008

    I Have A Recovering One In My House...

    and he can be so immature and unreasonable and i dont know how long I can deal with him.
    emeraldskies emeraldskies
    41-45, F
    Jul 5, 2011

    My grandpa. What's sad is

    that he's my Grandma's caregiver, because she has Alzheimer's, but my grandpa comes home drunk every night. It's not really helping anything, especially my grandma. The alcohol isn't helping make him a better caregiver. It's also raising HIS risk for dementia. Ironic, isn't it?
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    Yea... Now I know why they drink,

    to forget. Seems like a good idea now
    Harper101 Harper101
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    I'm terrified that I'll end up slipping up

    and drinking just like him. I don't want to end up like that, it's no life. I don't want to end up coming home everyday drunk, and taking out my anger on my terrified stepchild. I don't want to be like that, not at all. I'm staying away from the drink, just to be on the safe...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    My Brother

    He is recovering, I am so revealed. He is detoxed right now, he is so different then he has been the last few years. I am happy to be getting my brother back. I hope he does not go back to his previous constantly intoxicated state, I don't think I can take it.
    nekajean nekajean
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2011

    Cannot Stand It Anymore!

    I have lived in a 2-week cycle for the last year where my mother is angry or about to get angry at someone for any reason she can find. She wears herself out after a few days of being angry and is fine for a few days. Right when you think it's going to be somewhat normal and...
    tikibox tikibox
    31-35, F
    Jul 3, 2012


    My dad My aunt 3 of my cousins And I almost became an alcoholic at one point, but stopped myself just in time. Now I only drink on very special occasions and ONLY one glass.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Dec 3, 2009

    Being surrounded by alcoholics is the worst

    thing, because they cannot be mentally, or emotionally present. I have to face this reality in my family. I have learned that distancing myself from these people is the best thing for me, and I shouldn't feel bad about that, because it doesn't mean I don't love them.
    ajusu ajusu
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    Sad Time Here For Our Family

    my husband's brother passed away the 23rd of this month, i don't know if alcohol had anything to do with it or not. but i do know he drank like my husband does. he passed from having a heart attack, was hospitalized for a few days, he was in a medically induced coma hoping that...
    sadeyes7294 sadeyes7294
    26-30, F
    Apr 27, 2012

    My Brother

    My brother is an alcoholic that doesnt want help. It is at a point of waiting for him to fall and see what he is doing to himself. His family is falling apart. His life is falling apart and there is nothing anyone can do because he feels he doesnt have a problem. I feel like i...
    caringsister caringsister
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2012


    I am 14 years old and have 2 brothers; ages:13 and 10. My mom has been an alcoholic since I was in 2nd grade, it feels like its been my entire life. When I was in 3rd grade she ended up spending 9 weeks at a place that said they could help her... It didn't. It actually all went...
    Peytonvg0910 Peytonvg0910
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2011

    Hi, I am the daughter of an alcoholic father.

    I am in a communication class and studying about this. Can you please take 5 minutes to quickly take this survey? www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGWX7MZ
    pmthompson pmthompson
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2015


    Alcoholism and addiction runs in my family.  Both of my maternal grandparents were alcoholics.  I never knew that until I got older and realized that they way they drank was not normal or healthy.  My grandmother would drink wine from the minute she woke up until...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    God This Hurts

    Why does it have to be so hard? I've been married to an alcoholic for 14 years now. He rarely admits to being addicted to alcohol - he just "binge drinks". Like tonight. It's been a while since he has had a drink, but I think tonight he made up for lost time. When he's sober...
    pokemewithafork pokemewithafork
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2011
    sandralusk sandralusk
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    My Father And Alcoholism

     I guess my story is not as drastic as some, but it was and still is an issue I have to address. My mother and father dated for a very long time and during that time my father drank. He would tell us stories how he would drink and end up on these "fantastic"...
    asteroidfurnace asteroidfurnace
    22-25, F
    Nov 29, 2009

    Might be a long read.

    ..idk i have no1 to talk to and just feel like writing about my day. I live with my mom, brother and my moms alcoholic partner, hes been violent in the past but it never went further then a few punches and cops always showed up due to neighbors. Today i come from work and hes...
    braster25 braster25
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015

    It Goes From Bad To Worse

    My whole dads side of the family are alcholics but they dont really affect me. Its my dad who I'm worried about . I hate It when he gets drunk . He turns into a whole different person. I dont mind the whole drinking every day thing just when he actually gets drunk drunk. All of a...
    chata65 chata65
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2012

    Demon Drink

    hello my son is a binge drinker he has been for 20years now!we are completely at the end of our tether and have lost our son to drink.he has had our support and all sorts of help including rehab!still he drinks ,he is about to loose the house he rents!we have told him he can no...
    jmoosle jmoosle
    61-65, M
    Feb 18, 2012

    My Son Is Alcoholic And Bipolar

     My 40 year old son has been an alcoholic all his life. To complicate things he is also bipolar. Im bipolar too. Sounds like a real mess, doesnt it?   I have been in treatment for the bipolar and am on meds that keep me stable and sane. My son however prefers alcohol as...
    Salleeob Salleeob
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2009

    All I Ever Wanted

    For 21 years you have been my only, there are very few times I feel like you showed me exactly how important I was to you. I feel like I have given so much and gotten so little in return. Only one of us can be the parent, Dad.. I try so hard to see you, I make an effort and you...
    Canadian45 Canadian45
    Nov 14, 2012

    My brother is killing my family with his

    alcoholism, and there's nothing I can do about it. I hate him now. He even has brain damage, he drinks so much. I just don't understand how a person can do that to themselves, and to others they supposedly love.
    ChrisGriffen ChrisGriffen
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    On Both Sides.

    As a child I never let the fact affect me much. I just avoided the relative who always had the beer in his hand. This is the same man who backhanded me for playfully sticking my tongue out at him as a child. Growing older, it began to bother me, and I started noticing it more...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    Alcohol Is Evil

    I don't think I'll ever consumer alcohol. I'm a teen girl and I've already seem the effects alcohol has on people first hand. My uncle is an alcoholic. The family have tried to get him help as many times as you can imagine, but he is so head-strong and stubborn he won't give up...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2013

    A Letter To My Father

    Dear Dad, Every time I go to a wedding, I get the blessing of hearing the father daughter song. It's always butterfly kisses and when I hear it I get sad and angry. Angry at you because I don't have those memories and sad because I have to sit here and watch others that have...
    Canadian45 Canadian45
    Nov 15, 2012


    Before my eyes a suicide, A lingering liquid fate. His drinking rips me up inside, That duel of love and hate. Why do I buy so many lies? How can I ask for more? So many times have he and I Been down that road before! Rejection in the bedroom, My cooking pushed aside...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2011
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