Category - Alcohol Addiction

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...

One Hundred Aspirins

Born in Europe, Reva’s childhood was an unhappy one, and depression set in so badly she tried taking her own life at age 13 by swallowing 100 aspirins. She survived her suicide attempt, but upon waking from a deep sleep she...

Severe Drunk

Kim grew up in a “beautiful suburb” as an only child of a “severe” alcoholic father. She says he was drunk daily. She remembers as a child telling her father that their lives would be okay if he didn’t keep drinking. But in her...

Hospital Corners

Raymond is an alcoholic and an addict. Growing up in with an alcoholic mother in Brooklyn, he now knows it was booze which killed his mom. As a child, he would sneak drinks but his true drinking began at age 14 when sneaking out...

New York

Tommy was raised in New York’s Staten Island. His first drink was at age 11. Tommy’s father gave it to him, declaring Tommy to “be a man, now.” But his regular drinking started age 13 with friends. His mother beat him when he...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Frank grew up in Ireland, where he learned to drink. But his drinking grew out of control after moving to New York. He was free of his parents, who were still in Europe. Frank began a life of partying and drinking for days at a...

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...

Father Roger

Priest, Retreat Master, Author, Actor, Playwright and Sinner!  Father Roger tells us his intriguing story of addiction and recovery.  Roger says, “By the age of 3 years old I needed to go on the wagon.  If they had Kiddie...

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...

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