Addiction Poem

Day in The Life Of A Addict Poem

A powerful poem, a day in the life of an addict trying to stay clean for another day. This is for everyone who helped me. My treatment center I went to, my family. Ya'll don't gotta judge us, we just got a disease. I wrote this on my 26th day of sobriety. I stand strong.

Addict

© Rian Kays
for the rest of my life, cursed with this disease
for all those who suffer, we just got to believe
believing in yourself is the hardest thing to do
so take a look in the mirror and ask," do you see you?"
everyday and every night we hurt
wishing we were taken care of by a nurse
this morning I woke up, fell out of my bed
damn it!, wish I had some pills for the pain in my head
what ya'll don't know, is what ya'll don't see
the disease trying to take control, makes me want to bleed
past memories, shooting up all these cravings
I don't want to use, I pray, I'm begging.
please strengthen me for everyday is a new day
but where's my strength, when alls I do is lay.
no energy, no effort to be who I want to be
the life of an addict, can't you see?
this battle has been won
the war my friend, will forever go on.
so now what are you going to do?
hold my head up high, and try not to get the blues!
no more smoking powder out of that pipe
I'm in the fight for my life.
I've come a long way, so u don't got to judge
so when standing next to me, don't give me that nudge
if u really want to know, I will tell
my journal, turned into a book, it might sell
my dreams now are back in sight
with help through the darkness, is that light
shocked and smiling knowing I did survive
through this disease, thank god, I am still alive.

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Published: Oct 2007

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  • This is a great poem. It really makes you stop and think about other people you know that have a addiction.

    amanda Submitted Oct 2008
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  • I relate to you fully...
    I'm addicted to marijuana and especially ecstasy...
    this addiction is a everyday battle to 'live high' or 'be high'

    reading and knowing someone is experiencing the same things I am makes me feel there is a sense of hope of never being alone, thanks a lot..

    Travis Manitopyes Submitted Dec 2008
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  • You tell it like it is. I too am lucky to be alive and fight everyday to stay that way...

    joanna Submitted Mar 2009
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  • I see my brother struggle the addiction. He has been in and out of jail. I hope he has the strength like you did to fight the addiction. It's hard to have faith in yourself when you're on drugs. I have been there. but one thing you have to do is trust in yourself and your beliefs. Good Job and keep the good work up. Remember your true friends and your family is a support system for you.

    Kayla, Hanover Submitted Apr 2010
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  • I really liked this poem....I have been clean from drugs for over a year and a half but still find that everyday is a battle for my life. It is a battle for my life!! I have only God to thank for saving my life and for delivering me from drugs. It is ONLY with His help that I maintain sobriety...with the help of family support, awesome counselors and a whole new group of friends...

    Mylinda, TN Submitted Jul 2010
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  • This poem touched home for me...I am still battling my addiction. I will forever be at war.

    Gloria, Arizona Submitted Aug 2010
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  • I hope you stay strong kid. I fought it and over came it! Its a long road and everyone's struggle is different.
    I can never say I know what your going through. It's personnel. I do know I am battling it with my Grandson right now.
    And its very hard to know what I had to do and know that I can't help him, only support him when I can. He is on the edge now and he can go either way I just pray he follows the right path! I love him soo much! Thank you for your poem I will share it with him.

    Sandra, Oregon Submitted Aug 2010
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  • I just sat and cried at the thought of..will dreams motivation and belief ever be enough to fulfill what I had and felt when I was high? to others they might say well you have and feel nothing when your high but to me its what got me up in the mornings and what gave me the confidence to move as a regular person. I've struggled with addiction for the past 6 years..12 if you include pot and other drugs...but 6 years consistently of making moves and chasing a high. well I'm done. I hope that god (whoever or whatever that may be) will enter my life and show me that I will be happy again...when your high all it does is numb reality. every addict knows that. my biggest scare is never being happy again..after reading this poem I hope I can find the courage to move on and put as much effort into my new life as I did my old..thats asking a lot considering there's nothing you wont do to feel better and not be sick..but if you don't have faith what do you have? thanks again..stay strong

    Laura, Boston Submitted Mar 2011
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  • We can relate to this poem. It's very moving...and to hear from addicts regarding this poem is uplifting! Good luck to all in your fighting the DEMONS that make you crave. I pray for God to take care of my son every night...for every day, he is still alive.

    Susan W-Fenton, Mi Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I am 14 days clean today. It seems like it is getting harder as the days go by. This poem really hits home. I read it every morning. it gives me strength to try and make it through one more day!!

    Jennifer,Maynardville Tn Submitted Apr 2011
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  • I have been dealing with hydrocodone addiction for almost a year now. I quit for two months and now I am pregnant and still having a hard time quitting. I feel so wrapped. I have two children and while I was pregnant with them I wasn't an addict to this drug. I smoke cigarettes but quit as soon as I knew I was pregnant. This is tearing me apart being so caught up in an addiction that I can't quit for a little person who doesn't even have a choice.

    Krista, WA Submitted May 2011
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  • This was me when I was in rehab. I'm 22 years old & I've been 63 days clean from heroin, Oxycontin, roxy, coke, & alcohol. (only the everyday ones for the last 7 years) I just lost a good friend over the weekend. She was 26 years old & 43 days clean and I guess thought she had one more left in her. She overdosed & died. Please, to any newcomers like me, we don't have one more left. Live in the day. Today, I'm not going to use.

    Bree, VA Beach VA Submitted Jun 2011
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  • Everyday for the rest of your life is a battle in some way because addiction never goes away it's always on your mind some days are harder than others to stay sober but as long as you have a strong support system you can overcome the thoughts and feelings that bring you to get high

    Christina, West Virginia Submitted Aug 2012
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  • Love this poem! I battled addiction for a while myself! Almost 12 years clean then came horrible surgeries that required me to take pain pills again! I knew I shouldn't have but with everything I went through that was the only help to get me through! So now after 12 years I'm back to square one! Addicted to pain pills again! I've tried everything I know to break the habit! Just can't seem to get it done though! :(. Does anyone have any encouraging words or stories or and advice to help me? Thanks in advance!!

    Michell, Stanford Submitted Sep 2012
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  • On Feb. 2, 2013 I'll be clean 5 yrs I was addicted to crack cocaine for 3 yrs, I am still & always will be an addict. Even so I don't have the urges like I did 5 years ago and I don't I have the bubbles in my stomach to go use. I don't think about it when I wake up anymore but it's still 1 day at a time,
    There still are days when my thoughts go back to drugs, because I'm having a stressful day or the week as it goes by my feelings build up and I just want to know them. But, skills that I've learned thanks to my outpatient program I am still clean 5 years later 1 day at a time.

    Carrie, Rochester,NY Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I am a 35 year old women mother of 7 children I lost them due to my Meth addiction. I'm clean now but I can't fix that damage I have done to my kids. I left them with their father because I didn't want to hurt them any more due to my addiction but I have tried to make things right now, but my kids don't want anything to do with me. I am very sick now with cancer I'm dying I need them. To forgive me before I go. Please help me what do I do I love them and miss them so much.

    Evelyn, Stockton CA Submitted Feb 2013
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  • I loved your poem. You gave me hope that someday I can beat my pill addiction. I hate the person I've become and can't go on like this anymore. You've showed me that there is light at the end of this dark tunnel.

    Trina, Monroe MI Submitted 9/24/2013
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