Category - Alcohol Addiction

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...

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...

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...

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