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Created by Taniel

Hey, i'm 14 and my name is Taniel. my mom WAS addicted to presciption pills. she spent hundereds of dollars and lied to all of us. She?ate hundereds if not thousands of pills over a couple years.. then she'd go to the ER and they'd give her a couple, but it was never enough. i had to have surgery on my knee last year and i still have problems from time to time, she would make me "pretend" like i got hurt at school or something like that.. so the hospital would give me more of the pain killers i had before. this went on for years, i never noticed it until i got older and more involved in it. she started when i was?around 10 or 11 when she first had some problems with her back. then me and her started fighting, because when she didn't have her pills she'd be angry and i'd be the only one she could take it out on. it got so bad one day that she was hittng me and i finally pushed her back and she fell. it sucked to hurt my mom but i couldn't take it anymore. finally when she went out to smoke i took off through the back door, my dad got off work and picked me up from a friend?and took me to a long time family friends place. i stayed there for the night and finally went home with my mom. we got into more fights and things never got easier until one day out of the blue my mom took off. only my dad knew where she was going. i got home from school and my dad told me that she had went to the Bradley Center ( which is a place that treats addiction and psych problems) she was there in the addiction center...? she was there for one full week. i cried every night that she was gone and i got to visit her. but when she came home i saw a new person.. she looked beautiful, she loooked healthy, she looked happy. the first couple of weeks were rocky of course but we got through them. now when we go to the doctors office and they give us pain pills my mom knows her temptations and tells us. she knows what she needs to do to stay like this. i love her so much and i am so proud of her, i'm happy she has gotten this far. i know shes been through a lot and shes never had it easy but thats what makes her the strong beautiful woman she is today. i love her. and she is my bestfriend and i'm happy i still have her today.. as long as she supports me i'm always going to support her ..through thick and thin.


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2. ZX-14 Lady
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3. Warriormom
Good advice. I always insist on meeting my girls' friends and boyfriends. It mortifies them but I think they secretly expect and appreciate it. I'm also trying to get better about suggestion #2 because I've learned that anger and complete restriction are much less effective than an honest sharing of your feelings which you have because you love them.