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Well - since my first entry - I have tried many times to allow myself to sit down and just write. Opening up isn't easy for me, that said- many people in our position's find it hard to open up. I had started writing... Read more
I married a lovely guy we had children who were in their teenage years before he started the downward slide into drug addiction. At first it was a slow process, he started to get grumpy within our relationship. Then he started to make some... Read more
I grew up in homes with alcoholism. I was born during a time that the ripple effect of my grandfather's passing was impacting my family. My grandfather died in the early 1970's in an accident and my grandmother became an alcoholic. I was born... Read more
My current situation is my step mother died on (we think on the 2nd) of alcohol related illnesses... the reason for being unsure on dates is because my dad was too drunk to realize that she was dead till he saw the blood... Read more
I believe my daughter is very deep into drugs, not sure if she is taking meth but l do know she has marijuana. I have seen a pipe looking thing with a bottle type thing attached. I don't know what this is. She... Read more
Oh where to start, my mother was an alcoholic until the last 7yrs of her life, my husband is an alcoholic, I'm at my wits end, i have got to make a change, i have been married 20yrs, my kids are grown up... Read more
I've just read Dean's story, posted in May 2014. I would say, yes, the majority of reports and written experiences available mainly stress to parents to be tough, release that child, stand back and still be a distance beacon of light. Love and support... Read more
Sometimes I think my family is cursed. My mother died an addict at thirty, and my wider family, (aunts uncles, siblings and cousins), are steeped in every kind of problem you can imagine stemming from alcohol and drug use. I’ve also had my own... Read more
The price of methamphetamine is hell, a hell that has a long way down. A reality of horrible deprivation and consequences to the user and their loved ones. This became my hell as a mother, and a grandmother, powerless to make a difference. My... Read more