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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  1. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 65
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.73
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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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    • Stories 36
    • Emailed 35
    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 1072
    • Rating 4.67
  4. Vicodin

    • By Alleexx
    • Published: December 10, 2016
    Being Fooled By Pills

    I thought you were my friend
    you wouldn't cause any pain,
    but little did I know,
    you'd make me go insane.

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 3
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 19
    • Rating 4.63
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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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    • Stories 54
    • Emailed 64
    • Favorited 62
    • Votes 1635
    • Rating 4.62
  7. 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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    • Stories 11
    • Emailed 44
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 447
    • Rating 4.61
  8. It's Me

    • By Jacqueline Grieve
    • Published: March 2011
    Addiction Suicide Poem

    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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    • Stories 21
    • Emailed 182
    • Favorited 44
    • Votes 535
    • Rating 4.61
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  10. 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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    • Stories 43
    • Emailed 94
    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 1384
    • Rating 4.60
  11. Heroin's Sister

    • By Kelsey A. Casper
    • Published: April 23, 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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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 3
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 5
    • Rating 4.60
  12. 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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    • Stories 11
    • Emailed 23
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 827
    • Rating 4.57
  13. 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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    • Stories 7
    • Emailed 21
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 414
    • Rating 4.56

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