Charlie first started drinking at age 12 and got sober by nineteen. That first drink came in his mother’s kitchen, when he swiped two swigs of vodka. Charlie thought it tastes horrible but within a coupe of weeks he was sneaking flasks into his bedroom. He wasn’t a big drinker at first, but thought it was exciting and scary to keep the secret alcohol in his room. It took only a year for him to start supplying beer for local parties at which Charlie got very drunk. His intoxication lead him to seek other types of highs, often from illegal substances, because those were easier for a minor to obtain than alcohol.