Category - Alcohol Addiction

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

Eric’s first drink at 18 years of age ushered him into a world of alcohol and all the wonders he thought the drug could bring.  He was on a family cruise, and once the ship entered international waters, Eric was able to buy...

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 leads, drinking and abusing...

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...

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...

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