Brooke Aymes started drinking as a way to deal with the negative emotions that arose after the death of her cousin from suicide. Then it became a social activity — “a way to fit in and to feel good about myself,” she says.

Social drinking led to sneaking water bottles filled with alcohol into high school. Eventually Aymes found that she couldn’t pull herself away from the bottle.

Nearly 15 million people use alcohol to the point where it has harmful effects on their life and they can’t stop drinking. Those with alcohol use disorder have many treatments to choose…


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