‘At 14, I never felt like I fit in. I really didn’t like myself and had no idea where I belonged. Enter alcohol.’: Woman overcomes alcoholism to become strong, single mom of 2

“Alcohol was a coping skill, a mood enhancer, a party buffer. It was present at every family get together I’ve been a part of. It was normal to BYOB to first holy communion lunches, summertime fires, and every Sunday after 8:30 a.m. mass. We were a drinking family and always have been.”

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