Having his first drink at age 16, Allan’s social drinking escalated over the years to a full blown drinking problem. By age 35, he was an alcoholic. His alcoholism lasted just over a decade. In our interview, Allan admits that at the height of his addiction, he would wake up and need a vodka orange for breakfast.
Anyone can be an alcoholic. Does it surprise you to learn that well-educated people are more likely to drink than less-educated people? And that wealthy people are more likely to drink than lower income people? Many people assume that the opposite would be true. But white-collar workers can be alcoholics as well as blue-collar workers. Professional people, laborers, the unemployed, all can be alcoholics.
I am incredibly grateful for how open Allan was in this interview. His willingness to share his story ‘warts and all’ was astounding. Alcoholism is not a pretty disease and I am sure that wasn’t easy for him to do.
Don’t miss this exclusive interview of Allan’s amazing and inspiring transformation, coming soon to Kirsty TV.
Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with everyday people, celebrities and experts.