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Confronting Marbles And Ponies

Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood.  Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the kids, he would up winning all the marbles and taking them home.  But as a...

She Never Knew He Gambled

Andy is a compulsive gambler.  His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could.  And all he would do is lose money.  He barely if ever won.  Andy’s legitimate creditors – namely the bank –...

Family Bar

Michelle’s first drink alone was at age 11. Her family home was complete with a bar that was never locked. She came home from school one day and found an open bottle of wine in the kitchen fridge, and so she tasted it. She felt...

Teenage Sneaky Drinker

Jenn returns to re-tell her story of teenage alcoholism.  She had her first drink in her first week of her freshman year in High School, but she had wanted to drink for a long time leading up to it. She was too scared to drink at...

Filling Voids

Barbara is addicted to sex and love, and she shares her story in hopes others can begin to understand the difference between normal sex, love and romance, and those who use them as a “drug of no choice.” Barbara asserts that much...

Control

Dave is a sex and love addict. He spent most of his life wondering how he became this way. He still isn’t sure. Dave grew up in a upper-middle class home in a family of high achievers. His parents and siblings were very loving...

Toasted

Bob’s major use of drugs and alcohol stared after high school, following a bad breakup.  Bob incidentally was taken to a twelve-step meeting which brought him into two years of sobriety, which ended when he toasted his...

Drug Dealing Dad

Fred thinks he used drugs in order to deal with pain, and today in his sobriety, he knows to deal with pain without using.  His first time trying a drug, alcohol, happened at age ten at a party his parents threw; they toasted him...

Celebrating And Dealing

Paul grew up in what he says should be a normal childhood.  He attended a very good school, was a good student and athlete.  But he always had a feeling of being different and inadequate.  At age 12 or 13, while playing on a...

Black And White

Robert felt like he had a difficult childhood, dealing with an alcoholic father.  For some reason, his father’s harshness was directed towards him as opposed to his siblings.  And while he doesn’t know why, Robert was...

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