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.

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Poems About Overcoming Addiction for Families.


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  1. 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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    I understand where your hurt comes from because my family has been through the same road. It's a road that feels like it will never stop, a road that is too far gone. It is hard to believe...

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  3. 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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    My best advice to you is to love her as much as you can and know that this life we have here on earth is only temporary. Whether she comes and goes every so often, don't push her away....

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  4. 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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    My 21 year old son died May 11, 2017. I just don't understand because I had just seen him an hour before. They said he shot and killed himself, but in my heart I can't believe he did that...

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  6. 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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    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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  7. 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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    Such beautiful words. They resonated with me. The most painful thing I go through daily is watching the man I loved turn more and more into a stranger. My children no longer have a fun dad...

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  8. 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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    It will be three years this July that I buried my youngest son Benny Jr. He was 33. He left behind 3 sons, ages 11, 6 & 7. He got custody of his two younger sons, mother was a drug addict....

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  10. 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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  11. 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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    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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  12. What Happened?

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

    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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    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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  13. Puppet On A String

    • By Michelle
    • Published: February 2009
    Poem To My Meth Addict Husband

    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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    I used to tell people I was married to the greatest man I'd ever known. Today I can barely find anything good about him. Fifteen years and truly in love. Loving each other isn't our problem,...

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