Hi this is Lori E administrator, web-tech, writer and designer of Recovery Farmhouse. I am also known as Laura of Akron in some parts of this website (psychic readings) and other various social sites……. and I am a recovered alcoholic. I can say recovered because I haven’t picked up a drink, a hit of crack or a shot of heroin in nearly 10 years.
I want to introduce Bill C my father. Here is an article I thank him for writing. Please feel free to comment.
I was asked by the creator of this web-site to write something
that the readers might find interesting. My first reaction was,
yes but I needed to think about what to write.
Years ago my reaction would have been different. What
the flip do I know about AA? What do I know about a Big Blue
Book? And about that dance, the 12 step? I had heard about
the 2 step and the 4 step, but I sure didn’t know about the
12 step dance. Well, my daughter corrected me on that.
She said it has nothing to do with dancing. Dad it is a 12
step program that helps people stop drinking.
Before my daughter was introduced to AA she tried a
lot of drinks and pills to make her happy. All it was doing
was causing her parents pain.
We spent sleepless nights wondering where she was.
I am sure some of you reading this can relate to what parents
went through worrying about you.
She got into some trouble while driving, lost her license
and had to go through what they call the revolving door.
Paying fines and reporting to a probation officer.
After the mess was cleared up she finally decided to get
sober. I don’t know if the addict knows what parents go
through while all this is going on. Yes we go through hell.
It is ironic that Laura of Akron was born in the same
city that 2 young men founded AA.
I would like to end this writing with a poem by an
The addict and the parent
The addict says I’ll take this pill,
And then an alcoholic drink.
Then the parent holds her up,
While she throws up in the sink.
The addict says I’ll take more pills,
They will make me feel swell.
The parent says here we go again,
She’s putting us through hell.
The addict says I need a drink,
To get me through the day.
The parent says she traded her VCR,
We got her for her birthday.
But all of that is in the past,
No more beer or wine.
Yes we have our daughter back,
And she is doing just fine.
If this writing has helped one person,
In some special way.
Then it makes it all worthwhile,
You have made my day.
. . . By Bill C. Laura of Akron is my daughter.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE SCROLL OVER “GUEST WRITERS” IN THE WEBSITES TOP MENU AND CLICK ON THIS ARTICLE “A PARENT GROWING UP WITH AN ADDICT” IT WILL HAVE A COMMENT BLOCK AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE. WHEREAS THE VERSION IN E-MAIL LINK DOES NOT.