Tammy Broccas April 9, 2018
father son

How to teach your children about alcohol, and drugs

I’m not a parent yet, but I’m still young enough to be one in the future. Life is good for me right now. I’m doing well professionally and have a happy personal life. So I sometimes find myself thinking about how my life experience could help the kids I may have one day.

I’m an addict, you see. A recovering addict. I’ve been clean and sober for nine years.

I have lived a lot in the first half of my three-score-years-and-ten. I’ve seen lots of good things, I’ve enjoyed many great times but unfortunately, I have also been at the bottom of the abyss of alcoholism and drug addiction.

So at this stage probably the best thing I can do is pass on some advice to parents, hopefully, to help them avoid having a troubled child like me.

The thing is, I had a very happy childhood. Not exactly “normal”, perhaps, but then what is normal?

What I mean has I had a loving, supportive family? What made my early life unusual was that we are Colombian and when I was a child our country was in turmoil. The drug trade made it a dangerous place. People were murdered and kidnapped all the time, and the sound of gunfire in the streets was sadly not uncommon.

My parents got us – me and my brother and the two of them – the hell out of there and to the suburban safety of California, where they rebuilt their lives from scratch and provided a safe environment for us.

Colombians generally are sociable people and they like a party. The national drink is aguardiente, an aniseed-flavoured spirit that may be only the same strength as most whiskey, rum, gin, and vodka but is deceptively easy to drink. That sweet, aniseed flavor makes it less daunting to the young palate.
 

Discover more on this website

7 foods every kidney patient must include in their... Patients who have a kidney disease need to follow a special diet plan as all kinds of food are not well-tolerated by their digestive and renal system. Diet and nutrition play a key role in leading a better life with kidney di...
Learn Java coding with educational apps In the ever growing world of the Internet, learning programming became quite a fruitful job opportunity. Although I wouldn’t call myself a professional programmer by far, I was always interested in learning the basics at leas...
11 ways to reduce your mental stress Average working women have tons of responsibilities on their plate. Surprisingly, mental stress in women was only discovered recently. It wasn’t until the late 90s that researchers and doctors studied and documented about men...
The new credit freeze law in the US After decades of State Mandated differences in the ability of consumers to freeze and hence lock their credit, a new US law now allows all Americans to freeze their credit free of Charge. This important change now allows coun...

Leave a comment.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This