Addiction Poems about Family

Loving an Addict Poems

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.

Poems About Overcoming Addiction for Families.

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  1. The Ecstasy And The Agony

    • By Tom
    • Published: September 14, 2018
    Death Of My Son From Heroin Overdose

    At long last the phone call.
    Then the questions.
    How?
    Why?

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  3. Because He Loves Cocaine

    • By Melissa Scott
    • Published: August 2009
    Dad Is An Addict

    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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    My dad and mom did meth, and they struggled with marijuana. I lost my dad to that. He let the drugs take over, and now I am sitting in foster care for a 3rd year and getting adopted in the...

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  4. Heroin's Sister

    • By Kelsey A. Casper
    • Published: April 2017
    Watching Brother Deal With Heroin Addiction

    I've never touched, tasted, or craved you,
    But I know you.

    I've watched my hero

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  6. My Mother Vs. Meth

    • By Brittany
    • Published: November 2008

    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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    Why does this happen to so many innocent children? As the daughter of a drug addict, it is not fun. I have not seen my mother in 5 years. She is to the the point that she is passed out on the...

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  7. It's Me

    • By Jacqueline Grieve
    • Published: March 2011
    For Family When Addiction Leads To Suicide

    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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    This poem touched me and fit my situation. My brother, John, died about a year ago on May 12th from an overdose of Heroin laced with Fentanyl. He was 54 years old and had started on drugs...

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  8. Husband And The Battle Of Addiction

    • By Julie
    • Published: August 2009
    Wife On Husband's 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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    I am so sorry for your loss but so thankful you wrote about your story. Your story is one of millions I've been reading, but I stopped at yours because although it's my nephew who's drinking,...

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  10. The Year Of The Dragon 1976

    • By Cheryl Chartier
    • Published: February 2006

    Beautiful and bright was the Young Dragon.

    Capable and caring,
    Sensitive but strong,

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    This poem has struck me so very deeply. I am glad to have stumbled upon it. As a young mother of two and a second generation addict, I have many doubts in myself and my success. In front of...

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  11. Please Stop Drinking, Mom

    • By Kayla S. Birdno
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Abusive Alcoholic

    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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  12. My Husband's Mistress - Alcohol

    • By Crystal Campbell
    • Published: November 29, 2017
    Message To Husband About His Addiction

    Last night we argued once again,
    But it's really nothing new.
    We argued the night before that
    And tons more before that, too.

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    Thank you for this. It helps to know I am not alone.

  13. Monkey Business

    • By Ashley Depuy
    • Published: November 2015
    Poem About My Relationship With An Addict

    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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    I can relate a lot to this as well. I'm married to an addict. He just got out of prison this month and is already back in jail for meth. He's 40 years old and we have four kids together, and...

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