This drug story is about a family torn apart by addictions who never really had a happy holiday. Alcohol addiction was the main problem in my family while I was growing up. Both parents were alcoholics. They tried, they really did. We had all of the nice gifts and fine decorations up. The only problem is, because of the alcohol addiction, there was always a big fight on Christmas. Every holiday there were fights. Drug addiction does the same thing, as I have learned in my adult years.
My parents both worked very hard to provide a “good life” for us. Unfortunately, they fell just short of that through their alcohol addiction. Christmas mornings were great. We would come down the stairs and peek around the corner to find the tree with a mother-lode of gifts! Things went well until the afternoon, save a couple short spats between my folks. Before we would head to my Grandmother’s house, there would be a fight. It happened each and every year. It was sort of a Christmas tradition. Alcohol addiction is ugly, and it makes the holidays ugly, especially for children.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction ruin the holidays for everyone involved. Sure, we got great gifts, but the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. All afternoon and evening we would hear the little barbs coming from my Mother and Father. Even at my Grandmother’s house, but they curtailed it somewhat there. Alcohol addiction is the reason my sisters and I never wanted to spend Christmas night at home. We would take our favorite toy to Grandmother’s house and ask to stay there.
Because of alcohol addiction, what could have been glorious memories are ruined. Did my parents realize how they were ruining the holiday? Probably not, because of alcohol addiction. My drug/alcohol story is but one of many. Every year, small children spend their Christmas in a house with alcoholics and alcohol addictions. Their holidays are ruined because their parent, or parent can’t put aside their addiction for one day. There are so many happy holidays that could have been, were it not forand/and alcohol addiction.
To help someone whose life is being destroyed by drug or alcohol addiction, call Narconon: 1-877-782-7409.