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Old 10-04-2014, 12:11 PM
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For those who have children and have a habit of some sort: When I was growing up both my mom and dad had a BAD drinking problem, from morning to night they drank! As a VERY young child till this day I can remember my dad and mom, and church members coming to our house to drink. We were fed, and clean but as the day went on, things would always get worst. My dad was a mean drunk, and by night fall, there was always a fight, yelling, things getting thrown and broke. And this was 7 days a week. As we (us kids) would go to bed we'd wonder who was the victim tonight. Most of the time it was my drunk mom. The argument would start and then become physical. I was about 3-5 yrs old when I would get up cover my ears and hide under a dresser, behind the door, in the closet. If I had to use the bathroom, I'd just wet my pants and stay where I thought I'd be safe till the nightmare would end. I am now 59 years old and have Always carried this with me. I can remember the smell of heat and my mom being beating and screaming for help as my dad would beat her. There was time's were my mom would turn on every light in the house yelling this is my house and you get the F%^K out, broken windows and in the winter it was cold, she was even drugged by our family car by my father. No one would come help us kids, we were stuck. Scared we'd be hit next. SO I most of the time would stay curled up some where saying this is not my mom and dad and where are my real parents. The night mare finally stopped for a short time when my dad had a drink and driving accident which put him in a hospital. And after he came home he killed himself in our garage. Mom started drinking AGAIN, and the nightmare started again only with us kids. Beating's , thrown out in the dark of the night, you name it. I took a live-in babysitting job at 13 so I would be safe, she'd call on the phone or try to walk where I was to cause me pain. I loved her to death but just couldn't take it. The moral of this story is: If you have kid's think of the impact they see and here and carry with them through there adult life. I found help, seen a doctor as I got older to help me deal with the passed. And as a young adult decided I'd NEVER put my children thru that. AND didn't ! So if your doing drugs, and drinking, it's just not you your hurting IT'S your whole family! Stop now and pick a good fun life! Remember children see and can do as there parents,(SOME my be, products of there parent's) that's what they learned, Help your self and them. Worlds of wishes to all who have a problem! I just need to know andhope I reach at least one person!

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Old 10-04-2014, 01:26 PM
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I'm sorry you had to go through all that growing up.

Some burdens we carry on our back through the family generations and you have broken that cycle. Good on you. You've given something amazing to yourself and, most of all, to your children. Nicely done. I hope more of us can do the same.
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Your post touched me deeply as alcoholic. I am glad you were able to see that way of life wasn't normal and broke the cycle because many times we just carry on and share with our off springs the way we were raised. Sometimes the addiction is stronger then family bonds. It's a shame we see it as 'normal'.
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I’m really touched by your story, and I’m so glad you’ve found help in dealing with your pain. I know of many families that are facing similar situations. Have you tried other ways to share your story? I feel many would benefit from it. I’m sure you’ve been a great parent to your children, friend. Love and hugs to you!
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To be honest this is the very first, I have come public like this, I''d love to speak or something maybe even write a small book in hope to open many eyes .
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Hi, I really appreciate what you have related. Stories about families having problems with their member suffering from drug or alcoholism has been spreading and really chronic these days. The alcoholic person himself cannot control his drinking that most of the time tends to affect his health. It can also damage the brain. The denial sometimes can be a cause of a bad experience of the whole family. The very first thing to do is to ask help from a professional if you think the person is suffering from an addiction before it get worst.
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