Alcoholism in the family

so when we were little, like under 2, we lived with our dads family. there was mom, dad and me, my dads mom, his sister and brother all living in the same house. his mom, sister and brother were all alcoholics. my mom was young, she was 17 when she had me. she was young and vulnerable and very scared. she grew up with violence and conflict and stuff but not alcoholism. all of this was new to her. she had a lot to learn. when she would go somewhere where she could not take me along, i was looked after either by my aunt dads sister or his mom. they were always drunk. they could not look after me properly. they were careless and left us in dangerous situations. so many times. we were traumatised. left alone. alone to fend for ourselves. we learned not to cry. we learned to be quiet. so as not to cause arguments or get hurt by drunk people. it was our normal. tonight i am remembering. and it hurts. the pain of remembering is so overwhelming. why did this have to happen? why? a question I’ll never find ansers too.
carol anne

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

14 thoughts on “Alcoholism in the family”

  1. I daresay you’re going to learn a lot about substance abuse in your course. Perhaps it will give you some insight into the behavior of your family. What I have learned is that the addiction comes first, before anything and anybody.

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  2. hi, I understand to a large degree what it is you are going through with your dad and I only hope he gets the help he needs. My dad died Sept 16th and that was before 2 weeks of suffering in hospital as a consequence of years of alcohol abuse and I tried absolutely everything to support him and to stop him – nothing could overcome his love of alcohol. I am now dealing with the aftermath and how this has affected me emotionally. If only these alcoholics could see what it does to those they supposedly love so much.
    I wish you all the best and the strength will come from somewhere to help you get through this. x

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