Hi, my name is Barb, and I am a 58-year-old recovering alcoholic. As a child I was surrounded by the crazy world of alcoholism. Not my nuclear family, but pretty much the rest of my outside family including grandparents. As a child I was shielded the best my parents could, but it was still there.
My name is Maggie and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is October 30th 2017. I was born and raised on the west side of Cleveland with my Mom, Dad, and an identical twin sister. For years I thought I had a "normal" childhood. It wasn't until the age of about 15 or 16 I started to realize I did not.
My name is Lou B. and I am an Alcoholic. For years I was in various states of denial, anger, and fear. I was missing God, Faith, Acceptance, and Willingness. Without those I bounced around rehabs, hospitals, and the rooms of AA with varying levels of success and a lot of learning experiences.
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.