I think this poem really captures the pain an addict faces each and every day.
Published on September 2008
Another day of life by the drop.
I pray to lord, help me stop.
I awake in pain, feeling shame.
Knowing soon again I’ll play the game.
For the brief second with my self.
Before I walk over to that shelf.
I stop and think of all the things I do.
And the people I hurt while drinking booze.
I grip the bottle o’ so tight.
I won’t let go until the night.
All these thoughts rush through my head.
Loves and pride and things I once said.
I know it’s from the former me.
The one that can no longer be.
It hits me hard, I cannot cope.
So drink until I start to choke..
Day to day, I live like this.
High to high and kiss to kiss.
I hope one day, the drunk will let me out.
And never again will I drink and shout.
Until that time I’ll drown and hate.
I just hope that’s not my final fate.
Addiction and alcohol abuse in teenagers is a jail. If your teen is struggling with drug use, please get them help. It’s not as simple as “just stopping.” It’s a huge and tormenting challenge to become and remain sober.
Helping teens grow and families improve connection,
Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT