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Published January 2014.

All the Love in the World

Nothing could fill the emptiness until she sought help to stop drinking

Never in a million years would I have thought that at 18 years old, I'd be sitting in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting raising my hand with people three times my age. Yet that is where my alcoholism took me.

As a little girl growing up in Las Vegas, I always had that empty hole feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was full of fear and self-pity. I wanted to be confident or fit in with classmates yet my mind always ended up in the same dark place.

-- Lana B.

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