October 2012: High Bottom
I am what is sometimes referred to as a “high-bottom” drunk. I was 23 years old when I came voluntarily to Alcoholics Anonymous. Prior to that I had never gone to treatment or gotten into any trouble with the law.
I took my first drink when I was about 16 and kept drinking pretty regularly throughout the rest of high school. When I went to college, I drank even more.
It was difficult for me to single myself out as an alcoholic during college because everyone else seemed to drink—a lot. I don’t know if things were different in the past, but on today’s college... Login to read more
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