Drug Abuse Poems

Drug Abuse Poems

Poems by Teens about Drug Abuse

Teens approach drugs with the same intensity and desperation with which they approach everything else. Many teens have a sense that they are immortal and that nothing that they do will have a lasting effect. Unfortunately, many find themselves struggling with addiction their whole lives. When a friend becomes an addict, you may be left wondering what to do. Some options are confronting them about entering treatment or trying to form an intervention of close friends. The truth is that is that a person may have to hit rock bottom before they are ready to be treated.

35 Poems about Drug Abuse and Alcoholism

  1. 1. My Not-Addiction

    • By Sydney W.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    For a really long time, 2 years ago, I felt like no matter what I did, it was never good enough. Those girls still made fun of me. To cope with that, I stopped eating. I wanted to be thin enough, pretty enough, perfect enough. But I realized I was only hurting myself. It was never a full-blown addiction, but it still hurt like one. Anorexia was never something I thought I'd have to deal with, but I overcame it, and I hope all girls realize that the control, although nice to have, isn't worth it.

    It's not an addiction,
    Really it's not.
    But that mirror,
    It's a source of affliction.

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  3. 2. Disease Of Addiction

    • By Jenna Wheeler
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    I wrote this poem while I was in rehab. I've been sober now for almost four months, and I've struggled with the disease of addiction every waking moment since that day I was arrested and my entire life changed. I hope this poem can help the people out there struggling with this problem day after day, because I know I still do.

    It's a sneaky little thing
    That comes without a call.
    When you think you have it conquered
    Is when you lose it all.

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    It first started with stress. That's where I started my first sip. I became drunk and drank every day. I have tried to stop drinking, but the spirit of drinking is with me. The question is...

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  5. 3. Meth

    • By Brandon Levangie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016

    These were my thoughts and feelings during a brief time of abstaining from crystal meth. I am happy to say that today I am clean and sober and have been for 15 months! I hope you enjoy the poem.

    Time is consuming.
    I struggle removing
    temptation and sorrow
    for a better tomorrow.

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    You're like a bad friend who is never there for me, but yet I trust you more than I trust myself. I don't trust anyone, but oddly I trust the one thing that's bad for me. Yes, you were there...

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  6. 4. One Thing To Say

    • By Chaise Taylor
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012

    I am 17 years old. This is obviously written about my mom, who has a horrible drug and alcohol problem. She used to leave me home alone to go gamble for hours; sometimes for days. Whenever she came back, she came back drunk and abusive. I can remember nights where I stayed up and waited for her to come home. Half of me wanted her to come back safely, and half of me wished I'd never see her again. She almost killed me about a month ago. I filed a restraining order, and can't see her anymore.

    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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  7. 5. Lost

    • By Cody
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008

    I'm not really the best at poems. This is something I wrote on my road to recovery from alcohol. It was a long, cold road, and I figured I'd post this to let others know they're not alone.

    Another day of life by the drop.
    I pray to Lord, help me stop.

    I awake in pain, feeling shame.

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    I'm 10 years sober in total now. I tried to drink sensibly but to no avail. Finding AA was my one and only saviour. Acceptance and surrender really worked for me. One day at a time there,...

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  8. 6. 30 Inch Gauge

    • By Emma
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011

    Don't be heroin's slave.

    How were the shrooms? The beer? The LSD?
    I'll show you something more worthwhile than weed.
    I can show you how to steal and lie.
    Trust me, it's all you need to get by.

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    I love your poem. It touched my heart. I am soooo sorry for what you have been through. I am happy that you are ok and that hearing your poem I help stop my teenage friends. Thanks so much...

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  9. 7. Trying To Find A Balance

    • By Jordan Hall
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017

    As a young boy, I found drugs and alcohol to be my escape from the troubles that plagued my life. Like with most people, they started to do me more harm than good. I'm two weeks clean, the longest time I can remember in the past 4 years, and I'm just starting to relearn how to live my life.

    My life is like a puzzle when I'm not looking at it high.
    Makes me stronger like a muscle when I see through clear eyes.
    It seems never-ending, like the formula for pi.
    Would it really be the worst thing if I disappeared and died?

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  10. 8. A Problem

    • By Kriselda
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    Live above the influence. Not trying it is the best solution.

    A problem is what I called it
    On the streets is where it started

    I never planned for it to go this far

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  11. 9. Break The Addiction To Cutting

    • By Alix DB
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008

    This poem was written when my friend was cutting. I cut for a very long time and no one saw, but Lou was always there, and when she cut, I promised I would help her. It was written from my own experiences. Enjoy and God bless you ALL!

    Crying in your room,
    You can't face the pain.
    You search around
    For something sharp.

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    Camri- Fight that inner place that tells you to cut, in fact make a list of all the people who love you and die for you- I bet that there is at least one and probably more. Listen to me,...

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  12. 10. Drip Drop

    • By Anne S
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2014

    I like to jot down my thoughts and I am 15 years old.

    drip drop
    the concoction of squished up white grapes
    and alcohol blend into a golden liquid
    that by the looks of,

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    I am 14 years old. I was diagnosed as an alcoholic at 13. Please, please, for me, don't pick up that bottle. It's ruined my life. Use me as a lesson.

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  13. 11. Crystal

    • By Amy Brunson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009

    I am a recovering addict. When I was in rehab, I decided to sit and write a poem about the steps I went through that made me realize I needed help. I would never wish addiction on anyone.

    Crystal was once my friend.
    She was always there for me
    Whenever I was in need.
    She helped me through my ups and downs,

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    I relate - of course I do. I relate to the addiction though. Not to being an "ex" addict. Because after all these years, I'm still struggling. The drug has changed - more than twice. I'm...

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  14. 12. Escape

    • By Emily F
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    I started smoking pot four months ago. Around the time my mother and father decided to split up. My parents decision to get a divorce has really hurt me and my younger brother (who also recently got into drugs and has been suicidal). I find marijuana to be an escape from my problems because for a few hours I can find myself at peace. I don't support drug use at all. Every time I smoke I feel like I'm stealing years from my lungs.

    The lighter's a trigger
    I load my gun
    And swallow the bullets
    Straight to my lungs

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    I can relate to every word written. Drug misuse/addiction is very complex and to anyone outside of it will never truly understand how people think, feel, behave when they are gripped by the...

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  15. 13. All We Can Do Is Wait

    • By Sabrina Felix
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    I wrote this poem for my mom. She was a drug addict, and she is in prison. She put my sisters and I through hell and separated us. Now we live with our different fathers. My mom really did screw up my life, but I love her to death, and I know she'll make a successful recovery.

    You were never really there,
    And when you came around, all people did was stare,
    You chose drugs over us,
    At least you loved yourself, that's a plus.

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    I get what you mean when you say you blame her. Personally, I'm turning 14 in 3 days, and I just found out my mother is back in jail for meth, but she is still finding out ways to have kids....

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  16. 14. Pills And Violence

    When I was 13 I went through this all. Until I was about 14 and a half. Now I'm almost 16 and my life is better than ever. This is a true story.

    Popping pills in the morning,
    Popping pills at night.
    Cutting deep into my skin,
    holding my blade tight.

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    I enjoyed reading this poem. I can totally relate to it because of personal issues of my own. I'm glad you were able to break the chains that bound you to the lifestyle. I'll be reading more...

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  17. 15. I Did It Too

    • By Cammy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007

    I chose drugs over my little girl just like my mother did to me. I'm clean now and wish I had another chance. I'm sorry, Marissa.

    You only know what you learn.
    I was so young and had nowhere to turn.
    Growing up, I said I wouldn't do that to my kid.
    I repeated the cycle, and I did.

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    I was 13 when I first turned to illegal drugs. I watched my dad spill his marijuana crumbs over my favorite rugs "Stop!! Mommy stop!!" I begged and I pleaded Mommy followed daddy as he...

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  18. 16. My Escape

    • By Kayla Saunders
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    I wrote this poem when I was skipping school. I was sexually assaulted by a close friend of the family. I considered him like a dad. I had to tell someone what he did to me.
    After he got caught he killed himself, and put the blame on me.

    I take my second big hit
    The dark room becomes lit
    It's starting to make me feel good
    Just like it should

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    I'm starting to become a piece of my pipe, when I light the tip and I start to hit, I become the brownness and the white, the fire hits the smoke comes out how did I get here and how do I get...

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  19. 17. Second Chance

    • By _unknown_
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2012

    I wrote this poem when I was going through hard times dealing with alcohol. Getting in trouble wherever I went because this addiction had too many chances and lost most.

    My second chance just came to a waste
    Was doing pretty well
    Now I'm stuck in a bad place

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  20. 18. My Best-Worst Friend...The Razor Blade

    • By Emily
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011

    Cutting, slitting, I know it's not right, but what happens when the razor blade becomes your best friend? How can you say no when you're feeling so bad? It feels like it's something you deserve. But it can also harm and even kill you, so ask yourself this: has your razor blade become your best or worst friend?

    I may be metal and have no heart,
    But in your life I have become a part
    As I carve and carve at your tender wrist.
    I feel in your brain there must be a twist.

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    I'm really sorry about what your best friend went through. I hope she lives a life of loving herself, which is nothing less of what she or any other human being deserves. You seem like the...

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  21. 19. Gone Forever

    • By Vanessa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016

    Drinking and driving rates in the United States are steadily increasing. Most people don't realize the permanent damage that is caused by this terrible issue. If you do decide to drink, please DON'T drive.

    You were the life of that party,
    Oh, everyone loved you.
    Drinks in both hands,
    You started to stumble.

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  22. 20. My Drug Change

    • By Trey Micheal Young
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    I'm a 13 year old boy with no family to count on. I raised my self and was brought up on weed and dope. The only way to make money was drugs but I was tired. At 10 years old a foster child trying to make it. I went back to the doing drugs when I was 11 I got shot and never went back I just thank god that I'm alive.

    It's a whole new day
    the past is gone
    mistakes are mistakes
    let's move along

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