Love at First Sip
A young woman chronicles her torrid relationship with alcohol
The first time I got drunk was Valentine's Day 2000 and I fell hopelessly in love. I was at Lindsey's, her parents were out of town and we raided their liquor cabinet. I was 15 and hanging out with the cool girls. We were unsupervised teenagers on a Friday night which was reason enough for us all get drunk.
Like the other girls that night, I drank a lot but something happened to me that was different than the rest. I became excited, my heart starting racing, and a tingly feeling took over my whole body. This new sensation ran through me like an electric shock streaming from my...
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