I'm a part of BDC because our generation has lost the ability to use alcohol as a tool and instead leans on it as a crutch. Because two of my relationships ended because of alcohol. Because we are worth more than black outs and faded memories. Because it's time for a change.
My relationship with alcohol began Halloween of my freshman year in college. I learned quickly that in order to fit in a drink should always be in hand and you should never say no to a shot…or two…or five. (click to read more)
I'm part of BDC because I've missed out on too many great memories because I drank too much to remember. I've found that the nights where I enjoy alcohol with friends but where it's not the focus are the best. (click to read more)
I'm a part of BDC because I don't want to be the person who has to call their friends parents because their friend passed out in their own throw up and is now cold to the touch. Or even more selfishly, I don't want to be that cold friend.
I grew up in a family where my Mom struggled with an addiction to alcohol, and it really impacted our family in a lot of ways. I've seen how alcohol, when abused, makes people do and say things they don't really mean.