The second time he tried alcohol, at 16, Chris Marshall wrecked his mother’s car, racked up a DUI, and landed in jail. That did not scare him sober. Marshall loved how alcohol helped lubricate his social relationships and fortified his sense of belonging. When he entered the University of Texas at San Antonio, he joined a fraternity and only ramped up his drinking.

But gradually, Marshall’s alcohol misuse left even his fraternity brothers worried.

“It was clear even in that highly intoxicated environment, I was still drinking harder and for different reasons than my friends were,” says Marshall, who grew up in…


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