Addiction Poems about Family

Poems From Family Members Of Addicts. Sons, Daughters, Wives And Husbands

When a family member becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, it affects the whole family unit. No one is sure what to do or how to react. This is a often a time to practice tough love. Family members must be firm with the addict in order not to be guilty of becoming enablers for his or her addiction. When the addict reaches rock bottom, he may realize that it is his responsibility to rebuild his life. Now it is up to him claw his way out of the hole he has dug. His friends and family can either help or hinder his efforts.

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Dad Is An Addict
  • By Melissa Scott
  • Published: August 2009
Because He Loves Cocaine

I can see it in his eyes
when he comes creeping in.
He's been somewhere he promised me
he'd never go again.

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I know what you're going through. My two oldest kids' dad is addicted to meth, and now it's killing him because he's done it so much his liver and kidneys are failing because he chose to do...

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  • By Cheryl Chartier
  • Published: February 2006
The Year Of The Dragon 1976

Beautiful and bright was the Young Dragon.

Capable and caring,
Sensitive but strong,

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Cheryl - I cannot begin to tell you how much your poem meant to me - I've been dealing w/My son who is now 18, heroin addiction for two years and subsequent issues with Bi-polar and not...

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  • By Brittany
  • Published: November 2008
My Mother Vs. Meth

Most days I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs,
I want my mother back, who is this monster you have become?

I really haven't known who you are for quite a while,

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Please don't pick up. I will pray for you. DON'T DO IT TOO.

Addiction Suicide Poem
  • By Jacqueline Grieve
  • Published: March 2011
It's Me

Hey, you guys, don't feel guilty,
It was just my time to go.
I can see you're all feeling sad,
I can see the tears still flow.

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I thank my family for being here for me and my son. This poem touched me in so many ways. I just lost my son, from a drug overdose, his name was Nick. I'm pretty sure it was heroin. But...

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Wife On Husband's Addiction
  • By Julie
  • Published: August 2009
Husband And The Battle Of Addiction

The words that have yet been spoken,
the things I need to say,
To voice what's within my heart,
I just can't find a way.

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So nice to know I'm not alone. My husband is an alcoholic. It's so hard to watch him drown himself. He blames everyone. We fight all the time.

Poem About Abusive Alcoholic
  • By Kayla S. Birdno
  • Published: February 2006
Please Stop Drinking, Mom

I smell the whiskey on your breath.
And you beg for me to put your temper to the test.
You slap me around and call me names.
Mom, I'm sick of playing these games.

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Wow. This brought back so many painful memories for me, and I can relate to everything you have written. No one who has not been through this will ever understand our pain or our sorrow, our...

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  • By Monica Joyce
  • Published: June 2007
My Last Pain

Another spill down the drain,
one more pill to drown my pain.
Is it a cover up or a disguise
I don't think I'll ever stop and realize.

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I was addicted to pain pills for 10 years and I'm now 29 years old. When I read this it brought me to tears. I remember the feeling of being alone and not caring who I hurt as long as I got...

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I Never Asked You To Be My Dad

I never asked you to be my Dad,
To slap me around and treat me bad.
I never asked you to drink alcohol,
I never asked for anything at all....

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I love this poem. It explains how I feel exactly. My dad is also an alcoholic and has always thought that buying me things would make up for the way he treats me when he's drunk. I really...

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Poem About Meth Controlling A Person
  • By Jessica Eck
  • Published: June 2015
Words Of A Silent Killer

You think you have control
But I am the one who has it
You do not, not in the least bit
I make you cry because if I don't then people wonder why

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I began to use meth when I was 16. Growing up as a child, it seemed as though I wasn't loved or cared for. Violence took a toll in the family. Father was a meth addict. Mother was an...

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The Monster's Name Is DOPE
  • By Sue Cushing
  • Published: June 2011
My Josh

In my mind I hold a picture
Of how we used to be
For everything you needed
You could turn to me.

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A touching poem. I have been an addict of kuber and ground earth tobacco since my days in high school. The hardest battle is that which you fight against oneself. It took me a step of faith...

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