Essay on The Effects Of Substance Abuse On Children
I was about four years old when my brother was born. A few months after he was born my dad started heavily drinking and smoking. His habit worsened and he got fired from his job. My mother was forced to become a single parent because my father would pay little to no attention to my brother and I. When my mother would go to work, I had to take care of my newborn brother. Meanwhile, my father is sitting in his chair lighting up and smoking away.
Of course I had no idea what was happening, all I knew was that he was really happy about what he was drinking. I asked him, “Daddy, what are you drinking?” He refused to answer me and sent me to my parents room. I was told by my father to stay in my room and take care of my brother so neither of us would bother him. I stayed in the room with my baby brother until my mother got home from work.
When my mother walked inside, I would ask her the same question as I had been…