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Alcoholism

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My first taste changed my life at 14. Now I’ve found peace without it.

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I had my first taste of alcohol at the impressionable age of 14.

Shortly after my birthday, I stayed the night at a friend’s house on Coney Island. My friend’s father was a neighborhood mechanic who ran a shack of a garage. He always had a steady flow of older-model…

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