From Wine for Breakfast to Two Years Sober
By Harold Williams
For years, I didn’t think I had a problem with alcohol. I believed I simply drank too much – I had too much fun.
As a TV producer in advertising, I worked in an environment where alcohol was prevalent. And I was brought up in a family that drank. No one seemed to be …
Blake is a 35 year old, successful, hardworking business owner despite a 15-year downward spiral through the perils of addiction. Today, he has a passion for spreading the message of hope, compassion and perseverance.
After watching his father, a successful sales and marketing executive who made drinking looking look fun, he snuck his first drink …
Karen, a 70-year-old mother and grandmother, was trapped in an unhappy marriage for 51 years and was drinking to cope.
She married right out of high school to escape her parents’ strict upbringing and verbal abuse. She did not drink but says her husband became a binge-drinker. “Watching him made me never want to drink.”
A little over 7 years ago, Mary sunk into a deep, excruciating depression when her husband divorced her for another woman leaving her alone to raise three children under the age of seven. She explains, “I had no desire to do anything. I stopped eating and could barely get out of bed. It was all I could do to just breathe.” She began …
For an addict, taking that critical first step to sobriety can be extremely scary due to painful withdrawal symptoms that can include anxiety, irritability, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures and hallucinations. Heavy users like Chris, who had a 20 year history of “using everything you can …