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Heroin Addiction Poems To Read During Inpatient Drug Rehab

by Landmark Recovery

February 13, 2018
A pair of glasses on a book

Due to increasing demand for more heroin addiction poems, we have more inspirational messages about addiction, hope and recovery for you to read now. The following heroin addiction poems can change your life if you allow them to. Sit back, and soak in these powerful stories about drug and alcohol abuse. We hope that feel encouraged empowered to take the first step of asking for help (which can lead to a long, happy, and sober life).


Heroin Addiction Poems To Read During Inpatient Drug Rehab

A pair of glasses on a book

Welcome To Hell is about a woman looking back on the past 20 years as an addict. She wishes that she’d inclined beforehand about how utterly addictive drugs are and that opiates would eventually take over her life. She has many regrets and feels like she’s failed as a parent. She goes on to explain that addiction has a hold on her and she’s too tired to struggle anymore – believing that she’ll be an addict for the rest of her life.


Welcome To Hell

By Nelly Barnes (Published: February 2011)

‘Welcome to Hell,’ the sign should’ve read,

Reaching your destination-all in your head!

‘Last call for the train heading to Nowhere Fast,’

The memories you create will forever last.

You want to buy a ticket, What’s the cost, you ask?

Just hop on board, we’ll talk once your trashed.

Close your eyes and picture something grand,

No peeking! Now trust me, and give me your hand!

To a beach with water and the sun shining down,

Open up! No beach here, you’re hell bound.

Of course there’s water! But it’s for your rig and spoon,

Lil’ girl, don’t be afraid- 14 years old isn’t that soon?

The men don’t bite, but you’ll be messed up beyond belief,

When you do pass out, not remembering- a relief.

Ashamed to face Mommy! Got to have that coke!

Shooting dope everyday, A girl with dreams lost all hope.

I laugh at you as you toss your life in the wind,

To far gone… it’s us till’ the end.

I’ll be there when you lose your pride.

When you forget your morals, I’m at your side.

You’ll cheat and steal to have that fix,

Won’t take baby to the doctor although she’s sick.

Getting a pill- definitely #1 on the list,

Oops. Another appointment baby missed.

Nanny buys diapers because Mommy stays high,

Daddy hits Mommy and the children cry.

After years of this bliss the kids got took,

Mommy is a junkie and fast becoming a crook.

You’ll land in jail, a drug addict you remain,

Your heart turns cold as you play the game.

Do not pass go- strip your dignity right here,

This old man wants you, dry your tears,

Quote a price! Self respect long forgotten,

You’d sell your soul to the devil for an Oxycontin.

I told you girl the destination is in your head!

‘Welcome To Hell!’ Next stop… Well, she’s dead.

I told you that I’d stick it out till’ the end,

For me, you traded your dreams and kids,

Your Addiction, Life, and your faithful Friend.


The next poem is about the slippery slope of recreational drinking that sometimes leads to binging, and finally, full-blown addiction to alcohol. In his youth, the author was just having fun, enjoying the bar scenes and living it up on weekends. Over time, he began drinking in increasing amounts until he realized one day (after many years) that he was intoxicated more often than not. A somber story about a life nearly lost to alcoholism, however, in the end, perseverance and sobriety prevail.


A Boozer’s Advice

By Anton Plevin (Published September 2013)

If you booze you lose, or so they say

I didn’t believe that back in the day

When I was young it seemed so funny

Clubbing together, so we had enough money

Just weekends it started at first

Then in the week to quench my thirst

But as I got older the liquor got stronger

Hangovers began to last much longer

In the end they would last three days

And my memories were a blurry haze

Then one day I hit rock bottom

With self-esteem long forgotten

All that mattered was my next drink

It took too long to make the link

Till finally unable to function

And coming to a life threatening junction

Choose to drink my life away

Or stop and live the proper way

Getting dry was hard to do

I wouldn’t wish that shit on you

With sweats and jolts and a terrible shake

How long would my recovery take

Slowly, slowly, less and less

Now my life is not a mess

It was something I had to do

And now can write this verse for you

It can happen to anyone

I started off just having fun

So be weary of this evil trap

Or you life could end up feeling crap

But for now it’s over anyway

And I live to fight another day

Not everyone’s hit by the demon in drink

But when you’re young you just don’t think

I’m not telling you what to do

This is just my advice to you

Looking through an addicts eyes

Those drunken days have made me wise

Not everyone has to lose, it’s up to you to safely booze


The last poem is about courage in the face of the hardest battle of your life. How brave are you? I’m betting that you have the same inner resolve to stop abusing drugs as this determined author. You just have to find it. Let the following poem about unrelenting guts and drive to stop abusing drugs inspire you to make a positive change in your life today. You don’t have to be an addict, but you will have to work hard at it everyday.


Shut My Eyes

By Leon (Published: November 2013)

When I close my eyes

Shut out the pain outside

My soul turns inwards

And I feel the shame inside

I’m trying to be perfect

Trying to be right

But I know that deep down

For my soul I will have to fight

These demons are coming for me

I am not ready

I’ll have to be strong

Be determined, be steady

In a battle I can’t win

When the enemy is myself

My demons of sin

I know I’ll need help

But who do I turn to?

Who can I trust?

Bound by chains of shame

Which cannot rust

I have tried everything

Nothing has worked

Do I give up?

Let go of the stress, the hurt?

Do I lose myself to sin?

Lose hope

Let the darkness win?

Or do I rise and fight

Struggle and battle

For what I know is right

Either way is bad

But I know the path I’ll take

A better world

For myself I’ll make

I’ll try my best

I’ll win this war

I’ll pass the test

This is the final straw

Although my life has just begun

It is dark and cold

But there will be a rising sun

Shine rays of hope

Onto my cold world

To be reborn

Allow my wings to unfurl

And soar above the pain

Nothing to lose

Everything to gain.

I have made my choice

There is no going back.


Can you relate to the experiences of the authors in these heroin addiction poems? Do you still feel enormous self-doubt relating to your ability to kick the habit once and for all? The authors felt lost too, and they realized that if they continued down the path of addiction that they would lose everything that mattered.

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