Category - Alcohol Addiction

Brothers

Twin Brothers “Z” and “T” are both alcoholics in recovery, who think their first drinks came while they were in the womb, when their mother would drink while pregnant. Both reflect on their lives before...

Keeps Drinking

Ray says alcohol would help he feel better about himself. He never liked his life, even as a child. He learned to drink in his youth, by watching his father and other adults. Even as a senior citizen now, his uncle still sits in...

Accepting The Unacceptable

Jason began drinking in high school, like so many others. He and his friends would drink together. His first time getting drunk ended with him getting incredibly sick and vomiting, but he still woke up the next day with an...

If She Never Picked Up A Drink

Marianne thinks that even if she never picked up a drink, she would still be an alcoholic. She’s not sure of when her first drink happened, but alcohol was always present in her home growing up. Even at dinner parties, her...

In Bed

Rachel’s first drink came at age eight, and she says that when the booze hit her stomach, it was the most amazing feeling she ever knew. She would sneak drinks, scared that if her parents would find out, they’d take the alcohol...

Waiting For The Miracle

Brian has been in and out of recovery. His first drink came in high school and his first taste of sobriety came at age 26, but he always found himself back in glass, drinking his life away. Brian says his sobriety was empty...

A Fifth A Day

Jerry grew up in a Midwestern, fundamentalist family. There was no alcohol in his family growing up, but was drawn to alcohol. Upon coming of age, he drank in order o get drunk. He also experimented with marijuana, LSD and other...

Blacking Out History

Bill is an alcoholic. Both sides of his family were filled with drinkers, but Bill grew up a successful young man. He went to college on scholarship and even while at school never touched alcohol. His first drink didn’t come...

Drinking Family

Pat grew up in a drinking family. Mom and Dad were always consuming alcohol, and at a very age he saw its destructive nature. He promised himself when he grew up he would never drink at home. And so when Pat did become of age, he...

Twenty-Five Years

Dorothy has been sober for 25 years, but even today she’ll tell you she is an alcoholic. Her first drink came at age 16 when out to dinner with her friends’ family. Her friend’s family ordered champagne cocktails with little...

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