Josh ended his drinking at age 15. But his first drink was at age 8 or 9, when he and other kids discovered a stash of alcohol in their church basement. He loved it from the very first taste. He was able to acquire alcohol, despite being so young, and because of his drinking, his life began to disappear. Josh couldn’t be sober for piano lessons or little league. Heading into middle school, he was known as the kid who was constantly intoxicated. His parents, while aware, were powerless.