How my Mum died

by Lyly

When I was 4 my mum and dad always used to fight and drink and then take drugs and make up. I didn't understand until I was 10. I was taken away from my parents and haven't see my dad since. I was 6 when he ran off to France to live with his mum.

My mum started to get into a lot of trouble and when my dad moved back my mum attempted to set my Dad's flat on fire because she was pretty much stoned. My dad moved away again and i haven't seen him since I was six, I'm now 14.

My mum started to miss a lot of my birthdays as I lived with my Antie Lynndeea(I know weird name). My mum asked for me to stay for the entire weekend and it was approved so I went on a Friday Night and left on a Monday. I woke up on Saturday morning and she was drinking all day and at night my mum go out drugs.

I woke up the next day and my mum was well... DEAD. I thought she was ok but after 6 years overdosing that was it.

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My heart goes out to you!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Lyly,

My heart goes out to you, I'm so very sorry that your mom died. You must take care of yourself during this VERY difficult time. Recovering from the trauma that you've experienced is going to take some time. Hopefully, you can get someone to talk to that can support you as you begin to process this horrific event.

Your mom had an addiction that took over her brain and controlled everything she did. It stopped her from being able to do the things that she likely wanted to do, like being there for your birthdays. Addiction robs us of everything and then eventually takes our life.

Please consider joining a group called Al-ateen. Al-ateen is part of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon and helps us to process what we have experienced with the addiction of a loved one. As it name says, Al-ateen is especially set up for teens and you will be with people your age who are also struggling to deal with a loved ones addiction. See if your Auntie would be willing to take you to meetings to help you to grieve the loss of your mother.

Again I'm so very sorry that you've lost your mother to such a horrible disease,


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