Maureen14, Thanks for sharing however, I would like to say that I just turned 25 in June. I am an alcoholic who has 4 months sober under my belt as of today (22 July 13). I have been drinking for 15 years and age 17 I was, as society would have it "an alcoholic". I got kicked out of programs due to my excessive drinking, outburst of rage, run ins with the law ... even when I was in school, I got kicked out so I could go on "my vacation" ... Its bad enough when detox centers won't even take you because you are a lost cause. I started here at SR because I was barely holding on, my last move almost sent my 6 feet under. I needed to do something, even after all of these years. Than I got connect, my church started a support group, than started going back to AA, and have a great sponsor. Again, you are not alone.
"The man takes a drink; The drink takes a drink; The drink takes the man."