Drugs and alcoholism

Essay by dcarvalhoA+, September 2004

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Everbody says they know what alcohol and drugs do to people but I say they don't. They don't know what goes on. The only people that know what really goes on are the people who live with it on a daily bases. I know all about it and the pain that goes with it. You never really know what to do and how to react to it. My mother was a drug addict and alcoholic all her life. She kept on telling me she would change well guess what she didn't. She had done so many things to hurt me that I will never forget and I will always be hurt. She would always beat me and let her boyfriends touch me and not do anything about it because she was so messed up she didn't know what to do and when I would tell her about it she would just runaway with and tell me not to tell anyone about it to keep it between me and her.

I will never forgive her for that. I was raped and molested and beaten for 5 years before I finally said something about it. I was then taken from her and lived with my father. I was then 12 years old at the time. I didn't end up seeing my mother til I was 18 because she never bother to come and see me. There after I turn 18 She had passed away from drinking herself to death. The last thing I had told my mother was that I hated her and she was the worst mother anyone could ask for. Now I have to live with that for the rest of my life. Alcohol can do so much damage to a person that there incoherent that they dont know what...