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Old parents, financial anchors, and I need to leave

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    So I'm F17 and I have a serious problem. I was adopted by my adoptive father from my biological father due to the extreme verbal and mental abuse I was going through in that household. I was forced to eat hot peppers if I lied, I was treated as an outcast and was not allowed to be with the family when they went out to a movie, and I went through emotional strain due to the custody problems between my biological father and my mother.

    After I was adopted, my brother started doing drugs and left our home, which put a lot of weight on my mom's shoulders. This was a few years ago, and then she started to take out her stress and anger on me. She would hit me in the face and body, pull my hair, bend my arm painfully, and she would do other things like take my money away from me, my car keys, my IDs, my clothes, and even my makeup. She still does these things sometimes today, but I just try to stay out of the house as much as possible and keep my doors locked. My room is right next to theirs in our house, so sneaking out is not an option for me.

    I only have until May until I graduate, but I will not turn 18 until next August. I have nowhere to go and hardly any friends who could let me stay at their places.

    What do I do, and where should I go?

    I live in __.
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 12-01-2019, 05:50 PM. Reason: Typo and identifying location

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    Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. It sounds like you have been through a lot of really hard experiences in your life and we are glad that you are so close to 18 and graduation. You do not deserve to have been treated this way by either of your biological parents.
    And your mom currently taking her stress and anger out on you is wrong. It is wrong of her to hit your face and body; wrong to pull your hair and bend your arm; wrong to take your money, ID and personal objects.
    Unfortunately, the initials of the place you live didn’t help, as it wasn’t enough information to do a search for resources. Also, in trying to help you develop a plan and get the correct info on your location, we hope that you will reach out to us either at our phone hotline at 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY), or via live chat through We would really want to talk and listen and help you figure out what to do. We are here for you 24/7 to listen and to help.
    Sincerely, NRS

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