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Published June 2014.

True Rewards

Her young life was spent looking for awards and approval. That ultimately led her to drinking

I remember sitting quietly in the college auditorium. I was about to receive two awards, one for finance and one for pre-law. I had worked and studied hard for five years in college in order to win these awards. My name was called and I went up to receive my awards.

I remember waiting for "congratulations" from my family, but no one was impressed, not my mother, not my father. Top grades and honors were expected from me. Another award was just par for the course.

-- Kathleen H.

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