Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Addiction Sells

Addiction Sells

I just watched an episode of Freaks and Geeks where Lindsay has a house party and serves beer. The thing is, her brother switches the alcoholic beer for non-alcoholic after he goes to an assembly about alcohol and how it causes so much death. The party was so lame. The kids acted like they were drunk. People who do that suck. Nothing beats a real buzz.

But getting drunk so much┬ámakes┬áme feel a guilty when I’m straight. I wish sometimes I could start over. Now, I’m so into drinking, I don’t know how to stop. I’m scared inside as if a worm is wiggling around in my stomach, eating away at my guts. At least I don’t have a younger brother like Lindsay did to feel like I’m dragging down with me. But the loneliness of being the only child at home, and the way my parents have no clue, haunts me. If my sister Linda were here, she’d probably get the wind up about what I’m doing. If only someone would…

About Amanda Griffith

I am a Franklin and Marshall graduate, English and Government. I taught 6-12 English for 28 years and am a published writer with four articles to my credit. Check out my five star rating on
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