From the April 2011 magazine.

April 2011: The Miracle Man

"I shook my head yes, and my new life started."

For nine years I went to Catholic School, learning about church, prayer and God. The following three years were a blur as I entered the public school system and was introduced to all the things that would eventually take over: girls, drinking and drugs … a way of life I found exciting and fun.

As the years passed, I became extremely dependent on drinking. It made me feel stronger, braver and willing to try just about anything. My family owned a big business and always provided me with money. My father ran the company and my older brothers helped me learn the business. I took complete advantage of my access to money, which later turned out to be my worst enemy.

-- David B.

Augusta, West Virginia

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