I am a 40 yr old mother of 4. Last October I experienced extreme stress in my life and chose the stupid method of self-medicating with alcohol. I had never been a drinker, but once I started, that was it. I was drinking almost daily and to extreme excess. I hated the effects it had on me the next day but kept right on doing it. I realized that if I wasn't already an alcoholic, I was well on my way to becoming one. I watched Jamar Rogers on the Voice and was so inspired by his strength and ability to overcome his drug addiction that I printed his picture and put it up in my office at work, in my wallet and on the visor in my car. It has helped me to start the path of getting off the alcohol. I am grateful that someone is the public eye admits he had a problem, but also shows it can be overcome.
Mom of 4