Young People

Drinking Away The Anxiety

Born in Europe, Reva’s childhood was an unhappy one, and depression set in so badly she tried taking her own life at age 13 by swallowing 100 aspirins. She survived her suicide attempt, but upon waking from a deep sleep she...

Sober By Sixteen

Ron grew up in what he termed a “normal” household. His was not a family of addicts. The family drank “normally” – that is, non-abusively. But Ron was introduced to alcohol at an early age, and from...

Falling Down In The Street

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. She remembers falling...

Never Made it to the Keg Party

Tom’s first drink was at age sixteen. For him, drinking and getting drunk was a rite of passage. He blames mostly his father, who to this day is still an active drinker. But at the time, Tom thought being an alcoholic was...

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