I Lost A Loved One To Addiction

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    My Uncle

    I lost my uncle to alcoholism. I don't know a lot about the reasons he became an alcoholic. My mother's family isn't really close to each other and we surely don't discuss our problems with each other as a result. Throughout the years my mother and her siblings fought for a...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2010

    My Mother Is A Drug Addict...

    I just can't believe my mother. Her meth addiction has taken such a toll on her family, and she doesn't care. I highly doubt she see's it, too. For as long as I can remember, she has been a user. And abusive. And now that I'm out in the world, and I come home to visit, she seems...
    AzureD87 AzureD87
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    I Am A Recovering Addict.....

      I was just so very inspired when I read Ravinschild's story, that I've decided to share my own, while at the same time, hopefully answering at least SOME of her unanswered questions and thoughts. I grew up in a large, very strict family, consisting of six children. We...
    Deutschgirl Deutschgirl
    46-50, F
    Dec 21, 2009

    And that loved one i lost.

    .. was myself. Heroin is a monster and will turn you into the one person you always said you'd never be ... i know i lost it all more than once. Finally a piece of the old me still inside decided to.fight for my life... and here iam now 1 year sober and happy i am alive!
    SummersGracexo SummersGracexo
    26-30, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    Uncle Adam

    There are a lot of alcoholics in my family, including my dad. But the first in our family to be recognised for this was my uncle, Adam. He was also the first to die because of it. He had always been an alcoholic as long as I remember. He hadn't worked much in my lifetime and...
    Meeoko Meeoko
    18-21, F
    Jun 17, 2012

    Well...

    On the outside my relatives and my family all look like a perfectly normal family. But on the inside there is a secret that sits abroad, but isn't admitted to. I have had two cousins that have died from drug overdoses and the rest of my family is just kind of stuck in the rut of...
    Rachel420 Rachel420
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2010

    My Life, My Love, My End.

    I am like most, I have a sad story that ends in a sad way... I was married to a wonderful man, that was an addict...I loved him with all my heart, and still do... I like most loved ones, didn't understand his addiction till it was too late... I thought because I didn't have a...
    EvenAddictionNeedsLove EvenAddictionNeedsLove
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    The World Offered You So Much More.

    It is sad looking back, I never understood why they try to ban drugs, I felt only the weak resorted to such for happiness, that they only destroy their lives, that was until her inability to deal with reality destroyed mine. I even bought the cliches "I am not addicted, I could...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2011

    Murderer

    Did you know there is a murderer among us? A dark, ugly murderer who kills all that let him. Yes, you heard me right. This killer is so compelling the victims let him over take them. A true type of evil. A sinister sinner that drains the life from you more profoundly than any...
    fallenpandora fallenpandora
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

    I lost my mother march 2014.

    It has almost been a year but still feels like yesterday. She was only 56 years old.She left here way too early she was supposed to see me have kids.My mom went into the hospital because we thought she was suffering with dementia. she was there for 2 weeks and they sent her home...
    aniessa aniessa
    36-40, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    I Am A Recovering Addict.....

      I was just so very inspired when I read Ravinschild's story, that I've decided to share my own, while at the same time, hopefully answering at least SOME of her unanswered questions and thoughts. I grew up in a large, very strict family, consisting of six children. We...
    Deutschgirl Deutschgirl
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2009

    I Am A Victim Of Addiction

    Addiction is taking over my life, Meth, Heroin, and crack Cocaine.... Are the demons controlling my life.... I am not using any of these drugs but they are ruining my life, and killing my mom. My mom has been addicted to these drugs for about eight years. She has lost her mind...
    Heather0143 Heather0143
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    I Lost Someone But Not How You Might Be Thinking.

    Over the years it was apparent to me that my brother was not capable of making decisions the way most people typically do. He is very normal looking on the outside but I realized in my 20's that my brother was not capable of loving himself nor could he forgive himself for...
    USjulie USjulie
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2009
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