Young People in AA

Too Young to be an Alcoholic ?

Are You worried about your drinking but feel that you may be too young to be an alcoholic ?
Alcoholics Anonymous are here to help.

We have put together the following articles, just click on the header to find out more.

A Message to Young People - Alcoholism is a rough word to deal with.
Yet nobody is too young (or too old) to have trouble with booze.
That's because alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone. Young, old. Rich, poor. Black, white.
And it doesn't matter how long you've been drinking or what you've been drinking.
It's what drinking does to you that counts.
Read Message to Young People

Claire's Story - Hi my name is Claire and I’m an alcoholic, this is my story ……
Growing up I never felt right in the world, everyone else seemed to get along fine in life,
but for me it was different, inside I felt like I did not fit in. I tried changing myself to fit in
with groups of friends, but still something was missing.
Read Claire's Story

Pete’s Story - Hi, my name is Pete and I’m an alcoholic...
I ended up in my first AA meeting, not because I wanted to be there, but because my mum
rang the AA helpline. Whilst she was doing this, I was passed out drunk on her sofa,
in the next room. I ended up at my first meeting, not because I wanted to be there,
but because I wanted my mum to get off my back and let me keep drinking in peace.
So, I went to my first AA meeting and looked for all the reasons why I thought I didn’t
belong there. I sort of knew that I drank too much, but I still believed it was something
that I could control, would eventually lose interest in or I would maybe grow out of.
I was so wrong!
Read Pete's Story

Tammy's Story - Hello my name is Tammy and I'm an alcoholic...
I started drinking when I was about 13 - with my mates, whenever we had the opportunity.
Straight away I loved the feeling of escape it gave me and from the start, whenever I drank,
I drank to excess. I was never one to think "Oh I'm feeling a bit woozy now, I'll stop"
It was all or nothing. I was unable to control how much I drank once I started.

Read Tammy's Story