Category - Young People/College

Pill Kid

Catya’s first use of prescription pain medication came at ten years old; she had strenuous physical ailments even at that age.  But she soon learned the pills could “treat” more than physical pain.  By fourteen...

Broke The Rule

Cory started smoking pot at twelve and drinking by thirteen.  But even at the young age of thirteen, Cory had a rule for himself: he would continue to drink and smoke, but that he would never user hard drugs.  It took only two...

Cutting

Jenny started cutting herself at the age of eleven; drinking with boys and smoking their mom’s marijuana at twelve.  When she got into high school,  her friends started dying because of alcohol and drugs – this scared Jenny. When...

Shyness

Mike’s first time getting high was at 14 years old.  He had already been drinking with friends when he (and they) tried marijuana, thinking it would lead them to having more fun; he never intended to embark a disastrous...

Thirteen

Brianna started drinking with her cousins and friends at the age 13; getting alcohol from the Head of Police’s liquor cabinet. She always hung out with older people and dated older guys. Brianna says drugs sped up her bottom...

Teenage Husband

Daniel says he led a sheltered childhood in a Midwestern town and raised an evangelical Christian.  At the age of 15 he “escaped” to another town, leading to his first drinking experience in addition to his first...

Heroin And Dad

Nicole’s father was a heroin addict and her mother left him when she was only 3 years old. For the first 10 years of her life, Nicole watched her father struggle to get clean and sober. At 15 Nicole started drinking and...

Gift of Desperation

From an early age Kate thought being an alcoholic and junkie were cool. Her first drink was at a Saint Patrick’s Day family gathering at the age of 13 or 14. By 16, Kate started snorting and smoking heroin and fell in love...

Buying For Mom

Adam’s mother was an alcoholic. At 13 he started manipulating her to buy alcohol for him. When Adam was 19 he had to make the most difficult decision of his life after his mother had an accident and went into a comma: he...

Suicidal Sixteen

Sarah believes she was born an alcoholic because alcoholism runs in her family. The second time she drank she blacked out. Sarah says she was suicidal since she started drinking at the age of 16. Within 4 years of drinking, Sarah...

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