Sobriety helped to heal the fractured relationships with his family
During my drinking days, if you asked me if I were an alcoholic, I would respond, "What's your point?" I knew what I was but it didn't matter because I was functioning on a high level. Or was I?
I was raised in a suburb of NYC in an Italian and Irish Catholic family in which my father ruled with an iron hand and a barber belt that hurt really bad. My mom was strong but she basically did what my father said.
At two years old, I had my first drunk. At a house warming party, I went around and drank all the guests' drinks. Nobody realized what I was doing. I had to be brought to... Login to read more
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