Category - Alcohol Addiction

Party Girl

Lauren had a taste of beer at age six or seven at a July 4th party with family and a friends. She admits to being a curious girl, and even at that young age the alcohol felt good. But by age 14, Lauren would become a regular...

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...

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...

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...

More Than Two Decades

Alan would wake up late and show up for work late, all because he was high on cocaine the night before. He worked at a deli restaurant, and would stay at his job each day as long as it would take him to earn enough money to buy...

Father’s Death Leads To First Drink

Roberto was born in Peru and claims his family was full of drinkers. Alcohol was around at all times, at every activity. He often felt distanced from his family as a child because he was the lone boy in a house full of sisters...

Mr. MetroFit

Ralph projected an image of success as an ambitious, successful businessman, and a competitive body-builder who was once “Mr. Metrofit.”  But, his picture-perfect life had a much darker side that no one saw.  Ralph’s struggle and...