Category - Alcohol Addiction

Felt Great

Growing up in Manhattan, in New York City, Alana went to all the best schools.  She and her friends all came from affluent families residing on Park Avenue.  Alana thinks her first drug was food; she ate to feel good about...

Very Inappropriate

Bob remembers his last New Year’s drink.  He remembers all the drinks he had that New Year’s.  He was a young husband and father, and attended a neighborhood celebration.  He doesn’t remember much besides the...

Stink

Ralph is enjoying a multi-year stretch of sobriety.  But before his sobriety began, he spent 43 years using alcohol, being drunk all throughout the time he spent in the Navy, attempting to run a business, being married and...

Circling Freeways

Don was raised in the south, in an alcohol-free family. He thinks now his inexperience with alcohol caused it to have an allure, and so he sought the experiences as often as he could. He would make up alternate personalities for...

Everybody Else Knew

Al’s first drink was at age 13, having a sip of wine from a bottle belonging to her father. He took it up on himself to try it. He’s not sure why he decided to try the wine, but one day after school he was home alone and it...

No Southern Comfort

Bill drank for thirty years, coming from a long line of dysfunctional alcoholics of a heritage Southern family. Often his family found themselves in precarious situations due to alcohol, including his grandfather being killed. In...

Drinkin’ On The Job

Paula remembers her first drink. She recalls how all her inhibitions and fears would vanish as the booze crossed her lips. She was 13 and soon became a weekend drinker, following the example set forth by alcoholic parents and...

Lovin’ The Feelin’

Jimmy’s first drink was in junior high school. He had friends whose parents kept a stocked bar and were frequently absent. As a child, he felt awkward and out of place, but the alcohol provided Jim with “the answer.” He loved the...

Drinking Family

Pat grew up in a drinking family. Alcohol was always involved at all family social gatherings, and results were less than pleasing. Because of that, Pat vowed as a child to not drink at home, but as an adult he never lived up to...

Breakdown

Steve always felt different from other people. He first felt that way when, as a young child, he was made to repeat kindergarten. He now thinks his failure to socialize or make friendships at that age was the result of his mother...

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