Category - Young People/College

Psych Ward

Justin’s drinking and drug use started increasing during college where he established himself as “the party guy”. A week-long binge on LSD led him to his first psych ward and treatment center. Eventually Justin...

Young People’s Roundtable

In this very special Roundtable Discussion, we hear from young people in recovery who have already spoken on Steppin’ Out Radio, but now discussing such topics as what to expect when you first enter a 12-step meeting...

Feather Boa

Complete with feather boa, Nickoleta grew up idolizing glamorous actresses in older movies. Nickoleta’s drinking didn’t start until college, but looking back she can see how her characteristics led up to her becoming...

Addicted And Bankrupt

Ahmed grew up in the streets of Washington, DC, where he sometimes had to fight for his life. He started drinking “Cisco” at the age of 13 or 14 to escape himself and his environment. Having blown his money on alcohol...

Chugging Away

Bethany started taking sips, or more, from her father’s Gin & Tonic drinks when she was a little girl. Her parents divorced when she was 10 and her father committed suicide when she was 17. At the age of 19 Bethany...

Spiritual Experience

Pete is an alcoholic who had his first drink at age 13. Despite being a child of alcoholics in recovery, who grew up surrounded by the precepts of the “the program” he still became one himself. His drinking was relentless, to the...

Wanted To Drink

Growing up in South America, Anna was often offered tastes of alcohol at family gatherings when she was a small child, but even then she knew she wanted to drink. At age 13, she was able to buy a bottle of something and she drank...

The Dry Drunk Drinks

Jennifer didn’t begin drinking until 18 years of age. She comes from a family drinkers, and while she never drank, she now knows she was a “dry drunk” – an alcoholic who wasn’t drinking, even though she had never tasted alcohol...

Disappear

Josh ended his drinking at age 15. But his first drink was at age 8 or 9, when he and other kids discovered a stash of alcohol in their church basement. He loved it from the very first taste. He was able to acquire alcohol...

Good Night

Matt was a young drinker; so young, in fact, he got sober at age 19. He hails from a large family of alcoholics and spent his whole young life believing that alcoholism was a normal way of life. But it also caused him to feel...

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