Brian grew up in a typical, big suburban house complete with a Cadillac in the driveway. Everything looked great on the outside. Except, it wasn't. In short, Brian's father was a raging drunk. Because of this, the only emotions Brian ever felt were FEAR and TERROR. His dad eventually got sober, and they became close. Brian took care of his dad until he died when his crippling TERROR returned. Here Brian's fascinating story of how not only did he overcome his fear, but how he has a calmness about him that he never dreamed possible.
She began drinking at 12, was was pregnant at 16--drinking the entire pregnancy, had a baby and gave him up for adoption at 17, and "crashed and burned" by 19. How did Rebecca, from an upscale family from Park Slope, Brooklyn, wind up in this situation? Here Rebecca's story of the stark realities of under-age boozing and drugging, and how she was able to miraculously turn her life around at "the ripe age of 20" with the help of her friends in her 12 step meetings.
The first time Mike "imbibed" he was 13 years old, he drank 10 beers, and when he got home, the cops were on his doorstep and his mother was crying. That experience pretty much summed up his drinking career which consisted of car, motorcycle, and jet ski accidents. Eventually it got so bad, that he drank Nyquil just so he could sleep. Hear Mike's struggle with addiction with all it's twists, turns, and eventual triumph!
Greg was a good "Catholic school boy" and never saw himself as having a problem. He saw his dad and brother with a problem, but never himself. Greg gave up on life and things became unmanageable until one day when he looked in the mirror, and realized he had no soul left. He knew he had to get help, and he checked himself into rehab. Greg was now free to put all his efforts into living a life "beyond his wildest dreams"
Before he ruined his life, Richard had dreams of being a writer. But it was not to be. Hear Richard's story of how he went from being a successful member of society to a broken man addicted to crack cocaine. Not even a deadly car crash that landed him in the hospital for 2 years was enough to make him stop until one fateful day when everything changed.
Joya had everything, but yet had nothing. She lived to "serve" men who wouldn't, and couldn't, love her back. Joya was so scared to be alone that she would do anything to keep a man, including becoming an alcoholic to squash her own feelings. Joya eventually hit an emotional "rock bottom" and knew she had to change, or die.
Dee’s memories of drinking were happy ones. She loved drinking Shirley Temple’s with her parents at the Officer’s Club, and drinking the foam off her dad’s beer. She associated drinking with laughter and good times. Until the first time when she got drunk and learned there was nothing was fun about it. Dee was confused when she realized she couldn’t wait to get drunk again. Hear Dee’s story of how she thought alcohol solved all of her problems until she finally learned that not only did alcohol not solve her problems it was the cause of all of them.
Larry’s dad was an alcoholic, and he always watched his dad drink vodka. There was chaos in his house, and he wished his family was “normal” like his neighbors. His dad eventually got sober, but that’s when Larry’s drinking began. Larry was totally uncomfortable in his own skin, and couldn’t talk to a girl unless he was drunk. He had so much fear. One day he realized he was just like his father and needed help. He heard the phrase, that “alcoholics were like teabags; they always do better in hot water”, and that clicked for him. He began the hard work of recovery. Hear the fascinating story of what happened to Larry once he “turned his life around”.
Life was getting complicated for Alan. He was depressed, and no longer wanted to live. What was upsetting to Alan, though, was not that he didn't want to live. He was o.k. with that. What bothered him more was that he was afraid to die. Alan was on the brink of suicide when a miracle came into his life. That miracle was Emotions Anonymous
Addiction to SEX is REAL, and Tim knew it. But what caused his addiction to sex? Was it the inappropriate sexual boundaries his mom had with him, or was it the fact that his father was a rageaholic? The answer will surprise you. Hear Tim's riveting story of his triumph over sex addiction.
Dan also knew his sex addiction was real because he was a sex addict married to a sex addict! Hear Dan's vividly disturbing, yet poignant, story of his obsession with sex and find out if Dan was able to overcome his issues and make his relationship with another sex addict work
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