It has got to be one of the most confusing things to be raised by an addict. Parents are supposed to be the strong ones children can lean on. They are supposed to be the ones taking care of us and giving us advice, watching over us and protecting us. Growing up with an addict for a parent turns it all around. Suddenly you are the only one you have and often find yourself switching roles and taking care of your passed out parent. I can only speak for myself and my own experiences, I feel like I didnt get so many things I deserved. Like a happy childhood for example, or even more important, a sober mother. It sucks when a child has to become their own rock.
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