A Dose of Reality

My name is "Stinger," and I am an alcoholic. It is through God's grace that I am able to share my experience, strength, and hope with you today.

I grew up in an abusive alcoholic family, a real war zone. I can remember lying awake in bed, shivering with fear as my father beat my mother and ranted and raved about nothing. My mother and I used to work swing shifts as sparring partner for my father. When I heard him beating her I was thankful that it wasn't me, but still scared to death that I'd be next.

There wasn't any kind of communication in our family. My father gave... Login to read more
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