Wreckage of the Past
Beautiful things happen when a newcomer gets honest on her one-year anniversary
I was 12 years old when my parents separated. I lived with my mom for a couple of years but asked to move in with my dad when I was about 14. By this time I was already drinking every chance I could. I hid it and pretended to be "good" around my dad, but when I went out with my friends I really let loose. I couldn’t control it. All I thought about was drinking. How, when, and how much booze could I get were thoughts that consumed me.
Welland, Ontario, Canada
Service Pays in Many Ways
A young woman dives into service and learns the ropes from many old-timers