Francine hails from a family of alcoholics and drug addicts. Her painful childhood lead to teenage drinking starting at 15. Drinking, she says, took away her shyness but often left her in worse positions. Francine remembers falling down drunk in the street one night. Her alcohol abuse continued into her college years when she became a topless dancer. Francine’s lifestyle and her disease prevented her from having healthy relationships. Her marriage ended in divorce, and it wasn’t until a later boyfriend told her drinking was out of hand did she start to seek help and transformation.