Dave grew up and found that he couldn’t handle alcohol like his friends, he drank too much and did dangerous things. Dave knew that he drank differently but couldn’t stop; eventually his drinking started to affect his job and marriage. He found recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous and Dave has been in AA for over 23 years now.
Chris grew up in a pretty normal home but around 14 years old discovered alcohol and drank to get drunk. She found that unlike others she couldn’t control her drinking. Chris started a family in her early 20’s and was able to stop drinking for a few years but eventually returned to the bottle. Chris’ marriage to an active alcoholic ended and her drinking really got a lot worse. The local members of Alcoholics Anonymous helped her into recovery and Chris has made some great friends there and feels that it really saved her life.
If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au.