My name is Toni and I'm a sober alcoholic. I was born on the west side of Cleveland to a middle class, hard working family. My dad was an alcoholic, and from an early age I learned about living with fear and being quiet. I also have some forms of abuse in my story. Those things didn't make me an alcoholic, but they did give me very unhealthy coping skills.
My name is Sara G. and I’m an ALCOHOLIC; not something I would’ve admitted, a little over 14 months ago. See, 14 months ago I was just “homeless” and needed a “little help”. But come to find out I suffered from this disease of the mind called alcoholism, and I needed a lot more than just a “little help”.
My name is Bill and I'm an alcoholic. I was born in Parma Ohio, my dad was an alcoholic and ended up being a member of this program. He died with 29 years of sobriety. I don't know if any of that matters as far as why I am an alcoholic, but all I know today is that I am an alcoholic, and I'm grateful that this program found me.
My name is Nick, and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is 2/22/2019. My story of addiction starts at a young age. I always had an affinity toward taking risks since before I can remember. Always extremely fearless. My first wake-up call was when I was 16, and I was put on probation for a possession charge. I had to go to group meetings with other kids that were in trouble. We all sat around a table and watched videos about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Our parents were all there and we had to do little worksheets about activities other than drinking we could do and other things of that nature.
My name is Leacy and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is March 9th, 2020. I am 34 years old. I have a mom, dad, step mom, two brothers, and two stepsisters that love me. My parents divorced when I was two, so I grew up between two homes, and none of that made me an alcoholic. I was very spoiled and had everything I needed and just about every single thing I wanted. I was loved.
I grew up in Garfield Heights in a normal family. I had everything I ever needed and most of what I wanted. I remember as a young child my friends were my family—cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents—we were together all the time. I got into sports at an early age and absolutely loved them; tee-ball at 5 years old, wrestling and golf in the 4th grade. I excelled at sports and at school, making all-star games in baseball and winning wrestling tournaments while maintaining straight A's.
Hi everyone! My name is Amber, and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is May 24, 2013. I have a sponsor, I sponsor, I have a homegroup, I take the 12 steps into my daily life and believe in, and try to work with, a Power greater than myself, & that relationship continues to grow & change over the years. Growing up, I lived on the East side of Cleveland. I was an only child & both of my parents are admitted alcoholics.