Addiction Poems about Family

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.

38 Poems About Overcoming Addiction for Families

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  1. 1. Heroin's Sister


    • By Kelsey A. Casper
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017 with permission of the Author.

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

    I've watched my hero

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    I immediately caught chills from reading your poem. It brings such sadness upon me. I am so sorry of your loss. Keep every little memory of your brother that you may have and dwell upon those...

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  3. 2. My Papa's Waltz

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    The whiskey on your breath
    Could make a small boy dizzy;
    But I hung on like death:
    Such waltzing was not easy.

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  5. 3. Husband And The Battle Of Addiction


    • By Julie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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    Your story is so similar, it's eerie. In 2 years, he has fallen so far. A legitimate opioid prescription taken away made him turn to getting pills without a script. Then, since it was too...

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  6. 4. Because He Loves Cocaine


    • By Melissa Scott
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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  7. 5. If You Knew...


    • By Nikki Costello
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Welcome, welcome,
    step right up.
    I'll give you confidence,
    I'll bring you luck!

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  8. 6. The Ecstasy And The Agony


    • By RandomPoet
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

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

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    I am completely taken aback by this poem and your comment. I have a son who just turned 18, and he has been using. His name is also Ethan. My biggest fear is your reality, and my heart goes...

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  9. 7. Monkey Business

    • By Ashley Depuy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  10. 8. Goodbye, Mister Cocaine

    • By Ronald Doe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Now who's that knocking on my brain?
    I hope it's not you, Mister Cocaine.
    Because Mr. Cocaine, you and I are through,
    And so is the fake fun that I had with you.

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    Wow! You really started using a deadly drug at a very young age. I do congratulate you that you have been clean now for four years. That is a humongous accomplishment for someone who used as...

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  11. 9. My Mother Vs. Meth

    • By Brittany
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    Dear Asia Sherie, I love your message and am inspired by your generosity, enduring love, and positivity. As an adult child of a terribly abusive father and stepMonster, as well as a 4+ year...

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  12. 10. 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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    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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  13. 11. Letter To Meth

    • By Amanda Logsdon
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2018 with permission of the Author.

    You don't know me,
    and I promise you never will.
    You've taken over my best friend.
    His soul you're out to steal.

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    Sweet Lilly, both my parents were and still are and I'm 33 years old. All I've ever wanted was to have normal parents. Somehow I became an addict at the age of 19 to oxicontin and then have...

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  14. 12. The Year Of The Dragon 1976

    • By Cheryl Chartier
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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  15. 13. Puppet On A String

    • By Michelle Meece
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    You act like I know nothing about it, but I know enough.
    I know what it has done to you, I know what it's done to us.
    You're no longer a real person, more like a puppet on a string.
    Every single move you make is controlled by methamphetamine.

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    One day I plan to go on this thread and respond to all the stories shared with me. But today, I'm reaching out to tell you all that hearing the heartfelt and heartbreaking stories calls so...

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  16. 14. Till Meth Do We Part

    • By Lowell Aguirre
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I have a love for meth that no one can understand.
    And nothing in this world can make me feel the way she can.
    Since the first time I met her I knew she was the one.
    Never questioning or judging me despite the things I've done.

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    • Votes 911
    • Rating 4.34
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    Thank you for your sharing your words! I am an addict and have struggled with it most of my life. I came from a very privileged home and had every opportunity handed to me, but I was hiding...

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  17. 15. My Husband's Mistress - Alcohol

    • By Crystal Campbell
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  18. 16. One Thing To Say

    • By Chaise Taylor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012 with permission of the Author.

    There's only one thing I could ever say,
    about the way I felt that day.
    The day we sat with coloring books,
    and kept laughing at our funny looks.

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    The poem was wonderful. People who have never had problems do not understand. I had a bad drinking problem a very long time ago. I was lucky enough to overcome the problem and become the...

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  19. 17. Please Stop Drinking, Mom

    • By Kayla S. Birdno
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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  20. 18. Crackling Rock

    • By Del Marie Malliaros
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    It feels so right, what an evil treat.
    Hunger pains gnaw yet you cannot eat.
    You'll never defeat this hell you've created.
    Is it everything you anticipated?

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    Fantastic words and all so true. I've been an addict for 30 years. I'm almost 50 years old, and I can't give up the pipe. It takes all my money, and it's taken my soul. I was a nice person...

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  21. 19. Words Of A Silent Killer

    • By Jessica Eck
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 461
    • Rating 4.51
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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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  22. 20. An Addict I'm Not

    • By Randi Gray
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007 with permission of the Author.

    *An addict I'm not...

    so he pushes me away
    hoping I won't see it and lead him astray

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    I pray you got the help you needed and were able to let him go! Unfortunately for my ex-husband (now 7 years), he is still heavily addicted to meth, no job (he's a master carpenter), and has...

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