Addiction Poems

Addiction Poems

Addiction Recovery Poems

Addiction can turn a perfectly healthy individual into a complete mess. There are many things that one can become addicted to. The common denominator is that it can ruin your life. Whether it be gambling, drugs, or some other kind of substance abuse, your life can quickly spin out of control if you aren't careful. There are some people that are born with an addictive personality. They may try a drug one time and it can ruin their lives forever. Others experiment with all sorts of lifestyle choices and nothing seems to stick to them. When it comes to addiction, there is nothing fair about it.

29 Poems that Capture the Struggle of Addiction

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  1. 1. Take Back Your Life

    • By Tonya R. Zuber
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    Do you know those drugs
    Will never outlast
    The tug of war you play
    With the pain from your past

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  3. 2. My Master


    • By Selena Odom
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I have a master of an evil kind.
    He totally controls my body, soul, and mind.
    At first he was fun and cool,
    But soon I became his fool.

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    This poem really cuts deep. I can relate to this on every level. Not only did "my master" take control of every aspect, it took control over my every move and breath. Every time I used to...

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  5. 3. 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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    • Rating 4.59
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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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  6. 4. Recovering

    • By Selena Odom
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    I'm all alone and feel I'm smothering.
    It's because of the addiction I've been covering.
    Why does the chaos never cease?
    All I need is just a little peace!

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    • Rating 4.58
  7. 5. Welcome To Hell

    • By Nelly Barnes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011 with permission of the Author.

    'Welcome to Hell," the sign should've read,
    Reaching your destination-all in your head!
    "Last call for the train heading to Nowhere Fast,"
    The memories you create will forever last.

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    I pray your daughter has gotten sober. I’m now 43 and can proudly say I have nearly 3 years clean time. I owe it to God and family that never gave up hope. Because of your prayers and others,...

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  8. 6. 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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    • Rating 4.55
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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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  9. 7. The Voice Of Addiction


    • By Carrie Roush
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Well, it's nice to finally meet you.
    I've been waiting for your call.
    I've noticed you've been crying,
    And I've watched you pace the halls.

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    You are not alone. Many of us are on that same boat with you. Some wear life jackets while others don't. Life jackets are treatments, group meetings, speaking to someone other than family,...

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  10. 8. A Letter From Your Disease


    • By Siera
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Hello fellow addicts I am your disease,
    I will never let you sleep or put your mind at ease,

    I will always be here no matter where you go,

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    I totally feel for you! I am a recovering addict and thank God I have been clean since 8/2006. I could NOT do this by myself! It took a VERY, VERY long time to finally realize I had a problem...

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  11. 9. Dear Heroin

    • By Summer Sager
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I am angry...

    You made me believe you were the cure for my every kind of pain.
    I had you wrapped around me while I let you take control of my veins.

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    Hi, I was inspired by reading the stories. I decided I would share my experience, strength, and hope. I started using drugs at the early age of 12. I was introduced to my first NA meeting and...

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  12. 10. Sunshine After Rain


    • By Brenda Winders
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011 with permission of the Author.

    One day when I was young, I heard a knock at my door.
    It sounded familiar, like I had heard it before.
    I opened the door, and to my surprise,
    There stood a young lady with blond hair and brown eyes.

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    I can relate to this story. I went down this road for 15 years. Battling addiction is the hardest thing I have ever done. I have been clean for 5 years, and i have had to watch my son go down...

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  13. 11. Dear Addiction


    • By Zeb Edington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I'm writing this to you,
    Telling you we're through.
    I can't take you anymore,
    Don't know what I liked you for.

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    • Rating 4.48
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    I've been cutting since I was in 3rd grade, and it's a very bad addiction for me. I still do it to this day. I stopped for about 6 months, but then I had a relapse; I deal with depression,...

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  14. 12. Good-Bye

    (Ode to Alcohol)
    The queasy feeling in my stomach
    The pounding in my head
    The only thoughts in my mind

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    I really enjoyed reading this, it made me reflect back to what I have done to my son. My life is so much better today. I have been 14 months sober from alcoholism. Thank you for letting me...

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  15. 13. Addict

    • By Rian Kays
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007 with permission of the Author.

    For the rest of my life, cursed with this disease.
    For all those who suffer, we just got to believe.
    Believing in yourself is the hardest thing to do,
    so take a look in the mirror and ask do you see you?

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    Sister Evelyn,
    I’ve been clean for 23 years from crack cocaine. I’m also a born again Christian. Let me share a few recommendations. Number 1 – I know the doctors say you are dying, but that...

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  16. 14. A Life That's Wasted

    a life that's wasted
    a breath that's gone
    he knows he's been fighting this addiction too long

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your husband. You must be devastated. I'm addicted to oxycodone. I've been on them ten years and am due to be weaned off. I hate being the only addict in the family. I...

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  17. 15. Goodbye

    • By Nathan Chance
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2009 with permission of the Author.

    The time has come to say goodbye
    Don't be sad, and please don't cry
    The times we shared were full of fun
    When I needed someone you were the one

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    I like this poem, reminds me of my alcohol addiction when I was young. Dependent by the age of 15, I added spirits to everything, even my food. Soon enough I became a pill junkie, and no not...

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  18. 16. Icy Hell

    • By S Raine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Looking forward with fear I stare.
    I face the mirror to see there.
    I've lost my family, my friends are few.
    You've controlled my life but now I'm through.

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    • Rating 4.44
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    Tasting the soft ashes in an ashtray was my first known addiction. Innocently I remember if I could just make it to where it always was to be found I knew that taste would be waiting....

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  19. 17. My Fight With Meth

    • By Amber Jones
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I wanted to give up so badly today and let my addiction win,
    but my heart is too strong to let my body give in.
    I've been down that road too many times before,
    a life and a struggle, that I don't want anymore.

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    • Votes 429
    • Rating 4.43
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    It's sad that I let myself go to my addiction because I lost everything. My wife, children, and close friends. Several times I tried to stop, but I've discovered that I was powerless over it....

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  20. 18. Drowning In A Bottle

    I never knew emptiness
    Can be so heavy
    A desire to quench a thirst
    Famished for a better life

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    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.42
  21. 19. This Is My Life (On Heroin)

    • By Reanna Delavega
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Again and again, going through withdrawals
    My eyes flutter, my skin crawls

    Like many times before, I nod off again

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    • Votes 297
    • Rating 4.41
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    This feeling I used to look forward to because I thought my life was much worse then the pain that high gave me. Through out all this pain I was just looking for to be numb but it would...

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  22. 20. Hey Boy ... Hey Girl

    • By Rose Bennett
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Hey Boy...Hey Girl
    Let me introduce myself to you
    Most people call me "Crack" but I'm Jum to you
    If I don't get you that first time second or third

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    • Stories 1
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    I like this a lot because it tells you what this drug can do and then its tries to convince you to not do the drug. And that's all you really need in this kind of poem one where it explains...

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