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Alcoholism (4 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Because her mother is an alcoholic, Jzhamaine suffers abuse, neglect, and homelessness. After her mother gets sober and apologizes, Jzhamaine can forgive her. (full text)
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Hollie's mother dies from her alcoholism about a year before Hollie has a son. Hollie is determined to be a better mother herself. (full text)
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For years, the writer's father put alcohol ahead of his family. When he finally enters treatment, he and Jessica are able to connect. (full text)
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The writer turns to his two old pals when it comes to celebrating holidays: a bottle and a blunt. (full text)

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