We thought we’d share this small true story with you as an example of the types of traumas and daily struggles that most children of addicted parent(s) experience on a daily basis, often multiple times a day, each and every day.
Here Is J. Tamners Story
I remember when I was about 10-11 years old and I would go to the pub with my dad, play a few games of darts or pool while I drank my pint of Diet Coke and my dad drunk his pint of beer and tumblr of whiskey.
After about 6-7 drinks of both, I would go from being his son to becoming a leaning post to ensure that he didn’t fall over as he wobbled and drifted from side to side.
On one occasion when I was his post, a car drove past with 3 young men inside who shouted profanities and mocking loudly out of the window as they drove by.
From then on until we arrived back at home, I remember having sore eyes for two days after where I cried so hard on the way home whilst I was in my capacity as his leaning post.
I really wish I hadn’t experienced this truly upsetting and embarrassing experience. Still to this day, that incident (which is only one of many, many others) creeps into my thoughts more often than I’d like…
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