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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...

New Year’s Tips When In Recovery

Dorothy is a long-time friend of the show with decades of sobriety under her belt. She comes back today to provide some tips and motivation for the recovering addict who finds himself surrounded by the ceremonial toasts...

Joe Pantoliano

Acclaimed actor Joe Pantolaino founded “No Kidding? Me Too!” which is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and brain disease (BD) through education and the breaking down of societal barriers...

International Waters

At age eighteen, Eric took a cruise with his family.  When the ship entered international waters, he learned he could legally buy booze on his own while on-board.  It ushered him into a world of alcohol and all the wonders he...

Like Squirrels Gathering Nuts

Mike recounts his first experience with alcohol, as a teenager, when a planned gathering of friends only gathers himself and one other person.  He proceeds to drink all the beer intended for a much larger crowd.  The booze gave...

Couldn’t Even Stay Clean

Mike’s first drink came when he was 12 or 13 years old.  He had no hobbies, played no school sports, and had friends who in retrospect he calls “derelicts.”  Mike follows his friends’ lead, drinking and...

Lou Gossett, Jr.

In his work as well as his life, acclaimed actor and activist Lou Gossett, Jr. (@LouisGossettJr) has labored to bring people of all races together.   Roots, of course was one of America’s great history lessons, informing the...

Born Alcoholic

Adam was an alcoholic “straight out of the womb.” He was raised by drinkers, especially by a father whose own disease was so far progressed, young Adam swore to himself he’d never end up in such a life. But Adam...

Overachieving By Drinking

Meghan recalls how she spent her life in high school trying to impress her peers. She had her first drink at age 16, which years later when entering recovery she believed was too late in life to be considered an alcoholic. Her...

Justin Luke Riley

Justin Luke Riley serves as president and CEO of Young People in Recovery (YPR). YPR is a national grassroots organization focused on peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking, recovery from substance use disorder...