"I don’t remember many details of that evening, but I do remember that after drinking about half of the beer, my social anxiety disappeared. For the first time in years, I felt like I could breathe. I felt like the socially confident child that I used to be. I was able to talk to everyone at the party with ease. I felt like life had been restored and I was who I was meant to be. That night began my love affair with alcohol that lasted 20 years! "