Elaine S., 56,
is getting ready to celebrate another anniversary. In
one month, it will be 24 years of sobriety. “My
addiction was to alcohol. I drank for 17 years of my
life, starting out about 14 or 15 years old… a lot of
curiosity with my friends. It was a wonderful
relationship right from the get go…. It progressed until
I finally hit bottom 17 years later. Hitting … bottom
was not living with my kids anymore.”
“The first part
of my drinking… I had a lot of fun. It was a great time.
Then it became something more. I used it more often…. My
life wasn’t working. I was 18 or 19… I was trying to go
to college, but I didn’t have discipline…jobs weren’t
Have you ever experienced addiction,
directly (self) or indirectly (family or significant other)?
Please tell us about it.
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