The Lost Children of Crack Addicts

Our mothers and fathers are the punchlines of your jokes

Carl L Lane
P.S. I Love You
Published in
9 min readDec 8, 2020

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Readers please note: this story includes descriptions of addiction, suicide, and child exploitation. If you need help, contact the National Helpline.

My mother was a crack cocaine addict for more than twenty years. Being her son was a lonely thing. It was not easy. Everyone thought it…

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Carl L Lane
P.S. I Love You

English degree, published author of fiction and nonfiction, certified sommelier, fitness enthusiast, and someone who cares deeply about the world we live in.