James Stewart was born on the East Coast but primarily grew up in Orange County, California. As a kid, he and his family moved around a lot, which was difficult at times but it afforded him many different opportunities and experiences. With the blessing of a supportive home and two loving parents, James describes his […]
Category: Stories Of Addiction Recovery
A native of Muskegon, Michigan, Paul Brewer was raised in a loving home with two supportive parents. As a child, Paul was very active in all kinds of sports and was a high-achieving honor roll student. He attended church with his parents regularly and was an active member of his congregation.
Matt A. spend his childhood in Plano, Texas with his two parents, an older sister, and a dog. Overall, things were nice. Although life was pretty uneventful on Matt’s end of the culdesac, his mom struggled with alcoholism and mental illness. His parents fought a lot, but somehow, the dysfunction remained contained behind an image […]
Stephen grew up in Oklahoma City and was one of five boys. His parents both worked hard to provide a great life for their children and they all attended private Catholic school. Stephen says he never wanted for anything as a kid and he enjoyed playing a variety of sports.
Richard King’s childhood in Southern California was idealistic and happy. He had very loving and supportive parents and grandparents, he never needed or wanted for anything, and he had a great relationship with his sister. He spent his days playing without a care in the world and he was generally very content. It wasn’t […]
Gabe grew up in McKinney, Texas and was raised in a very conservative home. He was homeschooled up until high school and always felt like he was at odds with the beliefs and ideas he was taught at home. He and his mother also had a strained relationship and he sensed a power struggle […]
Juliana grew up living a simple quiet life in rural Austin. Although she was surrounded by wealthy kids at school and she knew she was different, her parents worked hard to ensure that she always had everything she needed. As a child, Juliana was exposed to some partying, alcohol use, and some drug use, but […]
Eric Sease grew up in Kingwood, Texas and was raised in a loving and supportive home. He was very active and heavily into sports, especially soccer, which he played competitively. He describes himself as a happy, joyous, and free kid who was well-liked and sociable.
Some people are just born alcoholics and addicts, and Sherry firmly believes she is one of those people. Sherry Glasgow Parker was raised in a middle-class home with two loving parents, three younger sisters, and a stepbrother. Her mother never smoked or drank and if her father had a beer, it was rare. Her parents […]
Hannah Miles never really felt comfortable in her own skin. She always felt the need to stay busy or do something, out of fear that she’d be alone with herself and her thoughts. Even at home, Hannah always felt different than everyone else, especially her family. She felt like an outcast but wasn’t quite sure […]