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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...

Recovery News: Independence Blue Cross – Heather Major

Heather Major joined the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in 2012. In her Foundation roles, Heather is responsible for grant administration and program redesign of the Foundation’s core initiatives.  Heather is responsible for...

Dr. Stephen Loyd

Dr. Stephen Loyd is a prominent Tennessee doctor who has dedicated his life to helping Tennesseans recover from addiction because he previously fought his own battle with prescription medication.  In 2001, at the end of his...

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...

Joe Pantoliano

Acclaimed actor Joe Pantolaino founded “No Kidding? Me Too!” which is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and brain disease (BD) through education and the breaking down of societal barriers...

International Waters

At age eighteen, Eric took a cruise with his family.  When the ship entered international waters, he learned he could legally buy booze on his own while on-board.  It ushered him into a world of alcohol and all the wonders he...

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...