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Published April 2014.

Just Having Fun

She had to face the fact that her drinking wasn't what it seemed to be

"A bittersweet relationship between a mother of three and a bottle of vodka" could be the title of my memoir. We all have a similar ending to our story: either a broken home, or broken heart or a broken bank – or all of the above.

I am Tina, an alcoholic and the mother of three amazing children. I am blessed with an unbelievable circle of family and couldn't ask for a more loving family.

-- Tina F.

Ashburn, Virginia

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