Two Fingers of Rum
Secret sips of alcohol in her childhood had given way to alcoholism by her early 20s
My family has a long history of alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and physical abuse. My family loved one another but had no idea how to show it. As I grew up, I found myself attracted to these same problems in my own life and in my relationships. I guess it was what I knew.
I had my first sips of alcohol as a kid one day while making drinks for my parent. I had two fingers of rum and a shot of soda with a couple of ice cubes in a short glass. I routinely drank the remnants of their drinks. Alcohol made me feel warm inside. When I was a little older, I would sit outside...
-- Jennifer W.
It took a long time for her to realize that she belonged in the picture too
Just Like a Pinball
After bouncing around from trouble to trouble, he was facing jail time but chose AA instead
Through the Woods
Her father's death during her first days of sobriety gave her the strength to keep going
Hanging with the Girls
She learned how to make and keep friends in AA