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Willing To Be Destroyed

LaRoco is celebrating four years sobriety at the age of 31.  She recalls a great childhood, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and can’t remember ever being a “problem child.”  But in college, LaRoco says she began...

Two And Half Months

Like many who now identify as an alcoholic, Dean insists he grew up in a “normal” family in the New Jersey suburbs.  His first drinks came in his early teens, sneaking drinks from the parents liquor cabinet.  But one...

Altered State

Dan begins by admitting to be a sex addict.  He would seek sex from prostitutes in New York City four nights a week.  He never had to worry about money, as Dan could hold down a job and keep enough money to spend on sex workers. ...

Mom

Tim is recovering from addiction to sex.  He can look back at his family and see the genesis of his addiction, noticing his father (who had alcohol and rage issues) was notorious for having extra-marital affairs.  Tim’s...

Outbursts

Sheila had to learn she was an addict to anger through a long battle that started in childhood but manifested through postpartum depression. When Sheila was first married, she decided to take on an unwelcome role as mother to her...

Rage

Alan remembers having trouble controlling his feelings throughout childhood, but there was one moment in the fifth grade in which nerves got the better of him; he couldn’t read words of a play aloud. It lead to him being...

Never Made it to the Keg Party

Tom’s first drink was at age sixteen. For him, drinking and getting drunk was a rite of passage. He blames mostly his father, who to this day is still an active drinker. But at the time, Tom thought being an alcoholic was...

Easy for a Minor to Obtain

Charlie first started drinking at age 12 and got sober by nineteen. That first drink came in his mother’s kitchen, when he swiped two swigs of vodka. Charlie thought it tastes horrible but within a coupe of weeks he was...

BA Austin

BA Austin is the author of Smell the Raindrops: One Young Woman’s Journey through Life, Love, and Recovery. It is her powerful fictional memoir about relationships and the challenges of being a Southern Belle baby-boomer...

Harold Owens

In 1999, Harold Owens was hired by the MusiCares Foundation, the charity arm of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMY Organization). As senior director of the MusiCares/MAP Fund, he is responsible for the implementation of all...

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