Frank grew up in Ireland, where he learned to drink. But his drinking grew out of control after moving to New York. He was free of his parents, who were still in Europe. Frank began a life of partying and drinking for days at a time. His partying was so excessive he found himself near penniless. Still, Frank would find friends who help him out, so he could still drink as much as his heart desired. Finally he attempted sobriety, through a twelve-step meeting. But Frank relapsed one day following a funeral in which everybody else was imbibing in alcohol. It begat more than six years straight of “party living.” But his drinking changed his personality. He was soon no longer the happy, fun drunk, but a man who outwardly was depressed and mean.
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