Lies and Broken Promises - A Tale of Alcoholism by Alan Bradley

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Alan B. Bradley's true story picks up after his parole from Trenton State Prison where he served 27 months of a 3 to 5 year sentence for possession and sales of drugs. He thought he had his drug addiction problems beaten. He felt that alcohol without drugs would provide him the relief that he needed from his anxiety and depression. He started becoming more and more reliant on alcohol as the days passed. His social anxiety was so great that he could not participate in conversations in a group context.

His alcoholic life was a whirlwind of brief sexual encounters and drinking at gay and straight bars in Greenwich Village. His sexual identity was non-existent. He had no sexual preference of a female over a male or vice-versa. Alan was just getting started on his academic career as a free man. He took his first 4 college courses in prison and was determined to get at least a bachelor's degree with the help of his veteran's benefits. In no time at all he was consuming alcohol before every social gathering whether it was at home, at work or on the university campus. Alan appeared aloof to many acquaintances due to his intense anxiety and persistent depression.

The years advance and Alan chronicles the huge impact alcoholism has on his life and his urgent attempts to work towards solutions to his inner turmoil. As his alcoholism progresses, he gets closer and closer to losing everything he's worked and strived for. His personal relationships are falling apart. His work on the job is suffering and his relationships with co-workers are becoming stressed. He needs a solution and he needs it now.
 

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Published June 18, 2012 167 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime.

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