The hardest thing to be dealt with is someone you truly care about becoming addicted to something, like drugs. Growing up, that is all I ever heard about, who died, who was in rehab, who was in jail etc. Addicts, they are people that will never be understood. They are broken, mentally. It is even harder to get a grip on if someone has never had to experience what it is like to feel that way.
When my parents started dating, I was furious just thinking about them with someone else besides each other. When my dad got remarried to this woman, Ellen Cook, I didn’t think I could hate someone more than I hated her. She was the worst woman I ever met and so was her family. Every weekend I would go to their house it was like torture. I was either being called fat or hearing my sister being called fat.
To begin with, young children are turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain. After the terrible incident of residential schools, the neverending history of suffering can cause a child to reciprocate their feelings by abusing substances. In Tracey Lindberg’s, Birdie, it’s stated briefly of the ways in which Bernice relies on alcohol on many lonely nights. “She knows that she shouldn’t have gone to the motel with him. There are a lot of shouldn’t haves.
To begin with, young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain. After the terrible happening of Residential Schools, the neverending history of suffering can cause a child to reciprocate their feelings by abusing substances. In Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie, it’s stated briefly of the ways in which Bernice relies on alcohol on many lonely nights. “She knows that she shouldn’t have gone to the motel with him. There are a lot of shouldn’t haves.
Nathalie Diaz’s poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drug” and “ My Brother at 3 A.M” point out how drug and alcohol abuse cause stress and problems over a family. Diaz explains the struggle that her family has to be through because of her brother addiction. Diaz’s poems show her life and the struggle she needs to experience such as drug addiction, violence, and poverty. The brother addiction to the Meth causes the family fall in part. She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental.
This upsets the whole family and Mama says to Walter, "You mean...your sister's school money...you used that too...?" (Hansberry 561). On page 561, Walter finally admits to his mother that he never went to the bank and instead, invested the money in the liquor business. This has a lot of impact on Benetha because she lost $3,000 for schooling as well as Travis. It affects Travis because previously on page 547, Walter says to Travis, "Just tell me where you want to go, and you'll go".
Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days. Then the money would be gone and the refrigerator would be empty again” (Walls 67). Rose Mary did not provide an income for the family, she spends most of her time immersed in various artistic projects, though never ones that could support her family. She also did not like to cook and often told her children to cook for themselves; it is due to her careless attitude that Jeannette burned
His life takes an unexpected turn after his mother gives him away to her unorthodox therapist without any warning. The Finch family lived a completed different life from his own. They had the right to take drugs and talk rudely to his parents. Augusten felt isolated because of his difference of not talking back and taking drugs. After living many years with the Finch family, Deirdre admits to him that his therapist doctor, Mr. Finch had sexually abused her during one of her treatment.
The reason why I think cocaine should stay illegal because your body starts to act differently than everyone else’s, your body isn’t able to sleep well any more, you start to lose lots of weight, you’re in danger of having a heart attack, and not only are you suffering but so are the people around you. Parents that care about you also suffer and also your kids that have to stand everyday your aggressive attitude because cocaine makes you that way. People say they will only smoke it just to try out how it feels, but there is where the addiction starts, once you start to use it, whether it was with your friends or because you’re going through allot that you just want a distraction, the addiction of cocaine starts there. It’s best to go out and try and forget the problems you’re going through by joining a sport, going out etc… and be strong to tell your friends “No” when they tell you to try cocaine for the first time, think about yourself first about the risks you’ll be experimenting and think about your family as
Celie lives with her Younger sister Nettie and a brood of half brothers and sisters. She lives a life of abuse and moil with a mother who is sickly and worn out with childbearing and soon dies, and Alphonso, whom she thinks is her father. But who later turns out to be her stepfather. Celie lives like a slave- cooking, cleaning and looking after the other children. She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9).