#28 Drug Free Mindset Rehab Show with an Anonymous Kid #2

Drug Free Mindset Show

Today we are excited to have an anonymous guest today. The next series of podcasts are going to be from a child’s perspective with parents being drug addicts.

What do you remember aschild growing up and was your life like?

She remembers being dropped off at the baby sitter house all the time from about 5 years old to 13 years old

What was the worst thing you remember growing up involving your parents using drugs?

She remembers having to live in their car because her mother chose the drugs over a place to stay. She remembers being parked in an alley way with people walking by, with all their stuff in the car and being cold. She had to go to school the way she woke up without being able to shower or brush her teeth. She was embarrassed, discouraged and felt let down. She left her mom and went to stay at an aunts house at 13 years old.

When did you realize that being an addict was not normal?

By observing the other kids parents at school who would volunteer and going over her friends’ houses she realized her life was not normal.

When you finally understood that your parents were addicts did it affect your social skills, confidence or self-esteem?

She felt ghetto and didn’t feel loved except by extended family. She feels that she wasn’t raised like a kid at that age should have be raised. She still holds a slight grudge to this day but she knows that God is changing her heart.

Have things changed from when you were younger?

She knows everything happens for a reason and that there are other kids who were just like her that just looking for love of a parent and they go out looking for love elsewhere. She wishes her mother knew God back then so she could love others using God’s love. God is restoring their mother child relationship even though she is now older. She feels that she has to take care of herself and can’t depend on others. She is learning to depend on God to change her.

What would you want your parents or other parents to know about how their abuse affected their children?

She would want other kids to know that there is a God and he sees and knows what they are going through. Cry out to God and He can be what they are not.

Did your parents ever seek or receive the help they needed to recover?

When she left her mom at 13, it woke her mom up. She started serving God little by little and now their relationship is better. She had to wait to make sure that God fully changed her because of the lack of trust. God has restored their relationship now that she has a clear mind and they now can talk about it.

Thank you for sharing your story, I know it was probably one of the hardest things you’ve had to do but we hope that parents hearing these types of stories will think twice and make a change for the better.

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