True Alcoholic Addiction Stories & Recovery

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Last Edited: November 19, 2020
Author
Jim Brown, CDCA
Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC
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18 Real Stories About Alcohol Addiction

Louann tells us her story of growing up with family alcoholism and dysfunction. It wasn’t until her marriage fell apart and multiple hospital visits due to binge drinking, did she finally admit to herself that she needed to deal with her past in order to stay sober.
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https://youtu.be/ZisaOKj9V8I
Brady grew up in a family that was very disconnected. Everyone seemed to do their own thing every day. Both of his parents had an addiction to drugs, but his parents tried to hide it from him. After getting his girlfriend pregnant, he decided to get married. At 25, he started working at a liquor store and began drinking very heavily.
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https://youtu.be/q2MsYgcIzfo
Chris grew up quickly, taking care of his younger siblings while his mom was out. After moving in with his dad, he stared smoking marijuana on a regular basis, and eventually turned to Meth and Alcohol. He also started experiencing a deep depression, and thought that healing was out of reach for him.
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https://youtu.be/PSxAnLJOTNk
Mari grew up in a chaotic environment. At the age of twelve, she started drinking, eventually moving on to abusing drugs at age eighteen. It took her several times to find her way to recovery, but after experiencing her own rock bottom, she reached out for help. Now she lives a fulfilling life in recovery free from her drug and alcohol addiction.
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https://youtu.be/IhgS2OSy1wo
Aaron’s family suffered from alcoholism. His father and grandfather died from the disease. Aaron was heading toward the same path, but luckily found hope in recovery through 12-Step meetings. He put in the work and has been happy and sober ever since!
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https://youtu.be/YU315cyFLCs
Josh thought that drugs such as marijuana and heroin were cool so he pretended to do them. Once he lied his way into actually doing them he found he loved it. He managed his life fine until the drugs hijacked his brain and he had to seek recovery.
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https://youtu.be/TRz-Fb96bvA
Kevin had a career in professional baseball, a wife, and two loving daughters. His addiction to alcohol and painkillers destroyed his perfect life. See what he did to overcome his addiction and start a new path in recovery to becoming a better father.
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https://youtu.be/v1_ZDAnDK3c
Casey had history with drugs and alcohol in her family. During her teenage years she soon found herself drinking alcohol and experimenting with drugs to fit in and be comfortable around people. When her prescription pill and alcohol abuse spirals out of control.
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https://youtu.be/H3PVcxb6-ac
At the age of 12, Katie explored alcohol and began to make friends with the wrong crowd. When she got a hold of Xanax and alcohol, she began to black out when she mixed the two. Having the strength to ask her family for help gave her the chance for a better life than just pills and booze. There she learned things about herself and began to work a program that guided her to a happy life in recovery.
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https://youtu.be/y0X1N6KNEyk
Patrick started drinking as a teenager, and it led him down a dark road to alcohol and drug abuse. His life became unmanageable to the point where he felt his life was being wasted. Listen to how he found a higher power of his own understanding and started living life in recovery.
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https://youtu.be/K-CH34Lu9bc
Stephanie is in recovery from alcoholism and she gets to spend her life living in gratitude. Stephanie didn’t even realize she was dealing with alcoholism for many years. After all, her life didn’t start with any ominous warnings. She thinks her dad’s alcohol use disorder affected her, but she not sure how much.
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https://youtu.be/YhkFewzgCwU
Karry discovered that she had a bit of an obsessive personality growing up. A good student, she decided that college was the time for her to experiment with drugs and alcohol and partying. After realizing that she had given up many things that she enjoyed in order to drink alcohol, she turned to treatment to help her find recovery.
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https://youtu.be/fQxKEqQfx74
Charles struggled with an Alcohol addiction for many years. His story is testament that it is never too late to get the help you need and turn your life around. There was always some social activity to attend that involved drinking. He was either drinking after school with buds, after football games or at parties, and the list goes on.
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https://youtu.be/4MbAcl4X_5Y
Jeff was struggling to fit in while growing up. In seventh grade he tried Alcohol for the first time. The feeling made him want to replicate it every day. This led him down the road to drug addiction. Once he found recovery, he found what he had been missing his entire life; recovery.
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https://youtu.be/GqdyaaLB5O0
After breaking her back in a car accident, Megan found herself trying to redefine herself. Drinking alcohol and partying in high school was the norm for her. However, after going through a divorce, she was able to find recovery and discover who she truly is without alcohol.
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https://youtu.be/yopd9vuO7K4
Being surrounded by drugs and alcohol at 10 years old he picked up alcohol to cope with it all. When his mother overdoses on drugs, he struggles in the thrall of this addiction. Picking up an Alcohol Anonymous book, he struggled to put the work into his sobriety.
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https://youtu.be/1sYCnwyUL_Y
Ron fails to see his alcoholism as a problem, until he discovers crystal meth. Ron doesn’t find treatment in prison and continues to use meth when he gets out. When someone from Cocaine Anonymous steps into Ron’s life, if changes him completely.
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https://youtu.be/st0KJ1fHSFw
Levi began to drink alcohol at an early age in order to feel like he fit in. Struggling to cope with how he felt, he used alcohol and cocaine. Before he knew it, he was experimenting with Adderall and cocaine causing his drug addiction to spiral out of control. After loosing the ones he cared about the most, he began to look for a better way of life than being wasted. His parents encouraged him to get into rehab to save his life with a powerful intervention.
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https://youtu.be/EPyTiWjWQDo