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True Stories of Inspiration & Transformation
Lovin’ The Feelin’
Jan 21 • 20 min
Jimmy’s first drink was in junior high school. He had friends whose parents kept a stocked bar and were frequently absent. As a child, he felt awkward and out of place, but the alcohol provided Jim with “the answer.” He loved the feeling he got when the…
Something Wrong
Jan 20 • 36 min
Even as a young child, Carlito would “play doctor” with anyone; he knew at that early age he was bisexual. As an adolescent that aspect of his life became more apparent to him, but he was never something he could be open about. In those times and in his…
Breakdown
Jan 19 • 16 min
Steve always felt different from other people. He first felt that way when, as a young child, he was made to repeat kindergarten. He now thinks his failure to socialize or make friendships at that age was the result of his mother being an alcoholic. By…
Drinking Family
Jan 18 • 20 min
Pat grew up in a drinking family. Alcohol was always involved at all family social gatherings, and results were less than pleasing. Because of that, Pat vowed as a child to not drink at home, but as an adult he never lived up to his promise. Alcohol has…
Searching For Acceptance
Jan 17 • 37 min
Alex grew in a very conservative religious home in the Midwestern U.S., in a family which adhered to strictly traditional gender roles. But even as a young boy, Alex began to realize he was more enamored with men than women; he found himself interested,…
Eating His Whole Life
Jan 16 • 17 min
Lindsey is a compulsive overeater, but he never knew it. Looking back, he can honestly say he’s been a compulsive overeater his whole life. Lindsey remembers, as a child, being sent to the grocery store to fetch food for family brunches and snacking while…
Didn’t Drink Today
Jan 15 • 21 min
Dave didn’t drink today, and because of that he says “he never had it so good.” He grew up in a steel mill town, with a family of non-alcoholics. He never drank as a child. Dave’s first use of alcohol came when he was away at college, where an athlete…
Up The Nose
Jan 14 • 17 min
Dave’s first time abusing substances was at age 17. He tried beer and hated it. His next drink was 151 proof rum, and it liked it much better. From there, Dave would try anything he could touch he believed might get him high, from quaaludes to uppers, to…
Inside Him
Jan 14 • 18 min
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…
Labor Unions – Ken
Jan 14 • 18 min
Ken’s first drink came at age four, swigging sweet red wine at his parent’s Christmas party. Ken remembers feeling funny and getting caught by grandma. In his teens, he and his friends would steel booze from family but didn’t drink excessively. But it…