Yoni’s first AA meeting was at age 13. He might just be the youngest person in recovery, ever. Yoni says his behavior was horrible as a young child, which he now thinks he did because he felt like a loner, that he never fit in. Growing up in a religious Jewish family, alcohol was a mainstay of family and Sabbath dinners. That’s where would drink. Even as a child, the alcohol helped feel at ease. Alcohol, and later drugs, turned him into the person he wanted to be. By age 12, he was ditching school and scoring money to pay for drugs. Eventually, the alcohol and drugs had no effect on him, and it dawned on him there were problems with how he was living his childhood.
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