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Does anyone else have the fear of addiction? Growing up without my mother who’s an addict, and my whole family saying I’ll become one from a young age has scared me away from alcohol and drugs. Now it’s hard to be friends with people who use recreationally. Any advice on dealing with the overwhelming fear?

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    • Rosie_Posey

      755d

      My dad is an alcoholic and many of my cousins are drug addicts. I’m terrified of becoming like them. I know how you feel. I’ve managed to cope but it’s hard. It’s hard telling a surgeon “don’t give me any pain meds when I’m under do not give me a prescription for any” it’s caused me physical pain to have this fear and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I have found that I can drink a drink or two a week and feel comfortable with that becuase I’ve seen how much my dad drinks at a time and I’m no where near that. But drugs I can’t go near. I’ve ended relationships with people over it. The best I can say is maybe you’d find comfort in something like Al Anon, or a support group for children of addicts. If you need to talk I’m here

    • Rosie_Posey

      755d

      My dad is an alcoholic and many of my cousins are drug addicts. I’m terrified of becoming like them. I know how you feel. I’ve managed to cope but it’s hard. It’s hard telling a surgeon “don’t give me any pain meds when I’m under do not give me a prescription for any” it’s caused me physical pain to have this fear and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I have found that I can drink a drink or two a week and feel comfortable with that becuase I’ve seen how much my dad drinks at a time and I’m no where near that. But drugs I can’t go near. I’ve ended relationships with people over it. The best I can say is maybe you’d find comfort in something like Al Anon, or a support group for children of addicts. If you need to talk I’m here

    • Bubz

      756d

      My fears led me to this app as well and I've been losing alot of friends in the past yr and recently

    • Bubz

      756d

      Not too sure but kinda in the same boat but my mother recently has been drinking less the past yr so i can only be proud in a way even tho the reason i moved out at 16 was cuz of her

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