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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...

Can’t Spend At All

Justin attends Debtors Anonymous not because he has a debt problem, but because he won’t spend. He would hoard his money out of fear that he might not be able to control his finances.  His refusal to spend money often left him...

A Dollar Sixty-Five

Trish is a personal trainer who earns good money per hour, but would not take on enough work to really have enough money to live the lifestyle she preferred. Credit cards would help make up the difference, maxing out the cards...

Recovery News: CDC Director Robert Redfield

Dr. Robert R. Redfield MD is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He has been a public health leader actively engaged in...

Outbursts

Sheila’s anger started in childhood but manifested later in life through postpartum depression. When Sheila was first married, she decided to take on an unwelcome role as mother to her new stepson. She felt as if she needed...

Rage

Alan remembers having trouble controlling his feelings throughout childhood, but there was one moment in the fifth grade when nerves got the better of him; he couldn’t read words of a play aloud. Relentless teasing lead...

Never Made it to the Keg Party

Tom’s first drink was at age sixteen.  At the time. he viewed getting drunk as a rite of passage.  But now, Tom blames his father who to this day is still an active drinker.  Because his dad drank so heavily, Tom  grew up...

Easy for a Minor to Obtain

Charlie first started drinking at age 12 and got sober by nineteen.  That first drink came in his mother’s kitchen, when he swiped two swigs of vodka.  Charlie thought it tastes horrible but within a coupe of weeks he was...

BA Austin

BA Austin is the author of Smell the Raindrops: One Young Woman’s Journey through Life, Love, and Recovery. It is her powerful fictional memoir about relationships and the challenges of being a Southern Belle baby-boomer born...

Harold Owens

In 1999, Harold Owens was hired by the MusiCares Foundation, the charity arm of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMY Organization). As senior director of the MusiCares/MAP Fund, he is responsible for the implementation of all...