At that point my brother and sister walked into the room, crying uncontrollably. At that moment I knew it was true.
- Chris W's Story
Everything was going beautifully, but there was an emptiness in my life and I was frustrated. I kept thinking, “There has to be more.”
- Pat's Story
The man who abused me when I was fourteen (the man in his sixties), was the father of a childhood friend. I was around him a lot, so it went on for a long time. He introduced me to alcohol, and I believe I was addicted the first time I tried it.
- Cheryl's Story
I stopped paying my bills. All my money went to alcohol, smoking, and things that are not healthy. What I was going to do at night became more important than going to school. I almost dropped out of school. I lost my job.
- Laressa's Story
I really wanted to call him and say, “I’m sorry for what I had done.” Months earlier if you’d asked me I wouldn’t have admitted to have done anything wrong.
- Ben's Story