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Dec 23

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Bob

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM by Jenny Levins

I had a friend once named Bob who was what is referred to now as “An Adult Child of an Alcoholic”. Both his parents had been alcoholics. He told me once that he could remember being about nine years old and coming home from school and finding both parents passed out drunk. He would fix himself and his little sister something to eat, help her with her homework, get her to bed, and then struggle to get his parents awake enough to go to bed. He spent most of his childhood like that taking care of himself and his sister and his parents. In a way he said it was a blessing when his parents were passed out as he didn’t have to worry about protecting himself or his sister from them or trying to break them up when they were fighting. Bob had to assume adult responsibilities at a very early age missing out on his own childhood.

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