Alcohol Addiction

Twenty-Five Years

Dorothy has been sober for 25 years, but even today she’ll tell you she is an alcoholic. Her first drink came at age 16 when out to dinner with her friends’ family. Her friend’s family ordered champagne cocktails with little...

Drunk Fireman

Rick is one of seven kids. Rick’s two sisters are not addicts. His three brothers, however, are. Two have already died due to alcoholism. His sole remaining brother, like himself, is now sober. His first drinks came by way of an...

Alcohol Killed Mom

Maggie’s first experience with alcoholism was when she was a child. Her own mother died of alcohol-related illnesses at the age of 27. The family preferred to she died of “tuberculosis.” Maggie thinks her own alcoholism stems...

Deathly Drinking

John says the most important thing he needs to remember is that he is an alcoholic. He says if he can remember that each day, he won’t go back to the life he used to lead; one spent wasted and drunk. He says his first drink was a...