My sad life

My sad life

by Tim


I am 13. My mom and dad are addicts and they both went to prison a lot. I don’t live with them now.

My uncle now is doing the same thing since my mom is out it feels like everyone i know and my friends know has somebody in their family that does heroin or died of it. Our house has been broken into four times by them or their friends to get dope.

I feel sorry for my grandparents because they are always causing problems for us and its hard to not to feel sorry for them and be mad at the same time i worry that I’m going to end up being a zombie like them someday. I hope not.

Why cant they stop it? I’ve lost my mom, dad, uncle and little brother so far and I’m only one person how many more people will i lose before it stops?

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Each of us make our own choices

by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Tim,

You do have a sad life based on the decisions other around you are making. The good news is that each of us has our own life to live and our own choices and decisions to make.

I would like to recommend that you have your grandparents take you to meetings for Alateen. There are Alateen meetings in Ohio and they can help guide you on avoiding the terrible mistakes and pitfalls that your parents and others have made.

Drug and alcohol addiction does run in families and because both of your parents are addicted it will be VERY important that you avoid ANY alcohol or drug use because you are likely HIGHLY suspectable to abuse and addiction.

The more you learn about your parents addiction the more you can help them and you to avoid it. You have a long life ahead of you and with good decisions you can avoid the horrible consequences that your parents are experiencing.

Both of my parents made some bad decisions but I learned from their mistakes and am living a much better life than they did. It is possible if you get the information you need and learn to make smart choices and avoid the bad ones.

Good Luck!


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