All I had to do was Surrender
February 2024 | Getting Through Tough Times | Our Personal Stories

All I had to do was Surrender

After years of booze, breakups and drama, she finally decided something had to change

At age 15, I started drinking regularly. Sometimes I got sick, but after a while I built up a tolerance to alcohol. By the time I was 17, I was a daily drinker, often ending up in blackouts. When I was 23, I got a DWI. The district attorney told me that I was an alcoholic. Other people started telling me the same thing.


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