Adam’s mother was an alcoholic. At 13 he started manipulating her to buy alcohol for him. When Adam was 19 he had to make the most difficult decision of his life after his mother had an accident and went into a comma: he had to sole responsibility of taking her off of life-support. After his mother’s death, Adam drank with even more intensity to bury his feelings. This type of drinking went on for several years. After encouragement from his mother in a dream, Adam was able to attend his first AA meeting at the age of 27 and has been sober for over a year now.