Portraits of the Jersey Shore
Asbury Park, New Jersey
I’ve had a drinking problem since I was 13. I’ve been in trouble with the law way too much because of it. One time I was arrested at a bar for 2nd-degree assault and resisting arrest. I had hit my friend that I’d known since grade school that night. I remember when the cops got there one grabbed my arms from behind, and I pulled my arms away. The cops were all over me, beating me with batons. They kept shouting, 'Get down on the ground!' and the next thing I knew I was on the ground with a cop's knee pinning my head down. I’ve had a lot of trouble from drinking too much.
I’ve been doing better, but I wouldn't say I’m in recovery just yet. I’d been sober for a few days, but then my girlfriend came over last night, and I was knocking back bottles all night with her. I think she may be an alcoholic too, and I worry about her.
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