I Lost My Mother to Alcoholism

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    Thanksgiving 2005

    My mom has been an alcoholic since she was 20 years old.  On Thanksgiving 2005, she died of hepatorenal failure. In other words, her liver and kidneys failed from years of alcohol abuse and alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.  She was 44 years old. In a world where...
    aka746 aka746
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2007

    My mother died from complications of alcoholism

    when I was just shy of 16. Her death as well as her alcoholism while she was alive has had a profound and lasting effect on my life. On the plus side, It made me very resilient, flexible, and even charming when needed. It also made me very tough and gave me the ability to...
    akwxman akwxman
    51-55, M
    Feb 13, 2014

    So when I was nine years old my mother died.

    She died due to alcoholism as my experience states. I am now eighteen and I think I have sort of learned to deal with everything that I experienced whilst she was "sick" but I do often question whether I am "damaged goods" because of those years during which she was very...
    sparklespatron sparklespatron
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2014

    A Spirit With Much More To Give

    I haven't spoken properly about what happened to my mother or how i feel about it till i saw your post and it has deeply moved me. My mother died at 10.30pm on paper but to me at 9.20pm after i read her our poem - i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never...
    leajsb leajsb
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2013
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