Category - Alcohol Addiction

Buzzing Emotional Mess

Andrew is another member of the “Double Winners” – people who achieved sobriety through both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. He comes from a divorce family, and was shuffled between both parents who made their dislike for one...

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...

Transferring the Addiction

Pat was a food addict in recovery when she began drinking.  She spent most of her life overweight and having a severe addiction to food.  She learned to use food to feel comfort whenever she felt rejected or guilty.  Pat ate...

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...

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...

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