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My mum and dad

Posted by Lilly Smith on 23 April 2017.

Ever since I can remember both my mum and dad have been addicted to alcohol. Don't get me wrong it's not like they sit at home all day drinking, they both work. As soon as they get back or have a day off their lives revolve around alcohol. I feel consumed by it, I try to get away from it but with my money troubles I have to live at home with them. When I was younger they use to leave me at home for hours to go to the pub to drink I was lonely. Still feel lonely now. As I am a only child I have no one else around me understands my situation understands what I'm going through.As I turned 24 I feel like I have to make that choice whether to be like them or not. I feel like I should go totally t total  but my friends will never understand. I mean I ve not had it so rough they're not abusive and abrupt. They're however forgetful and not caring they don't know anything that's going on in my life. I ve managed to hide a miscarriage from them in the past. I just don't know how to cope and I ve tried to get my feelings across but they're addiction overrides anything I have to say. Honestly I just want to leave and ignored their problem and try and concerntrate on my life. It's just to easy for me to worry about them. Sometimes I wish I could have normal parents but then I know I love mine it's just hard for me to be around them 24/7. Not many people know I keep it inside and it comes out sometimes in a crazy manner. So I guess what I'm trying to write in this blog is that need to do what's best for me and look after my needs. To learn from this mistake my parents make and not pass it down to children.


Icarus Trust
2 May 2017

Hi Lilly,
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry that you feel lonely and perhaps don't have someone to share how you are feeling about your parents alcohol addiction. its a really hard thing to deal with.
 I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust. We support people like yourself who are living with the affects of a family member's addiction. We offer a free service called 'Family Friends'. If you contact us one of these experienced trained volunteers would talk to you. Maybe that would help you to make sense of what's happening. Its always good to talk to someone who understands what you are going through.
You can contact us on or visit the website
Good luck with everything.

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