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 drinker. She was in Middle School and alcohol consumed her life. She chose to drink, she says, because the alcohol would help her feel more comfortable with herself. She gained a reputation as a party girl, in which she relished. Finishing high school, she got a job as a bartender, where nobody minded her drinking (and getting drunk) on the job. In her sober moments, she had dreams of being an actress which she now knows she derailed by her using of alcohol.
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