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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  • Rating 4.66
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To my children, I know life doesn't seem fair to you guys right now and that's entirely my fault. Don't ever think that either one of you is to blame for why things are the way they are. I...

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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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  • Votes 468
  • Rating 4.63
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My boyfriend overdosed. He was missing for weeks. He tried so hard to fight his demons. This poem touches my soul and heart. It's been a year, and the tears still fall and I still feel him...

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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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  • Votes 440
  • Rating 4.62
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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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  • Votes 1599
  • Rating 4.61
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Both of my parents were addicts. And of course I fell in love and married a addict. I've never been a addict myself, seeing what it did to my mother and our family. Growing up in the system...

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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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  • Rating 4.60
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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 My Relationship With An Addict
  • By Ashley Depuy
  • Published: November 2015
Monkey Business

That monkey on your back,
He's a tricky little guy.
I thought that he was dead and gone.
I thought he said goodbye.

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  • Rating 4.59
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This poem touches my heart in soooo many ways. My boyfriend, the father to my kids and my best friend, has a heroin addiction. We've been together for 5 years, best friends for 10. He's...

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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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  • Votes 818
  • Rating 4.58
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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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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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  • Votes 402
  • Rating 4.55
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Your poems really touched me. I have a dad who drinks and parties a lot on weekdays. My brother and I don't like it at all. He beats me when he's drunk. I cry at night wishing my late mom can...

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Sister Addicted To Drugs Poem
  • By Angelita Alvarez
  • Published: February 2006
What Happened?

What happened is what I ask myself every day?
What was she thinking knowing she'd be putting her life to waste?
This is my sister, and I love her with all my heart,
But doing drugs has only kept us far apart.

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  • Rating 4.53
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Well I had been using heroin for 4 to 5 years and no attempt to stop worked..nothing worked! I was in a crazy relationship and we both used..I hid it from my friends and family but they knew...

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