Jason says his drinking life was “awful” and that he now knows he was born with a disease of alcoholism. He says it was inside him, just waiting to be activated by his life’s first drink. Jason grew up in a nearly alcohol-free home in Ohio, with attentive parents. While his parents could have just one glass of wine, he knows there is now way he could have “just one.” His first drink came at age 13, when a friend with fake identification bought beer. He drank an entire twelve-pack, and loved the taste, the smell and the way it made him feel; his shyness disappeared.
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