Alcohol and Substance Abuse

“Hi my name is Gentry and I don't drink. I am alcohol free because my brain and body was slowly being killed by the effects of repeated ethanol consumption. I am a divorced 32 year old mom to 4 boys. 10, 7, 3 & 3. The last two were a buy one get one deal. It didn't take long for my brain to become addicted to alcohol. I knew at age 19 I had a problem. At age 21 put myself in rehab. At age 26 got a DUI. At age 30 I got sober for good. My addiction to alcohol was an addiction to checking out and avoiding my underlying mental health struggles. Alcohol poured gasoline on a fire. I'm thankful that now when that fire starts flaring up I have much better and healthier strategies to control it.” @lifewithgentry

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