NZ Herald Story 29th October 2018.
Young man (23) agreed to get help for his alcohol problem after becoming abusive to others. His drinking problem started off innocently enough – a social drink at parties, a glass of wine to make him feel fun and extroverted. But it soon spiralled quickly downwards. "It got to the point where I was drinking in toilets at train stations; it wasn't pretty," says 23-year-old Colin Simpson (not his real name). "When my partner told me about something terrible I'd done to her when I was drunk, I knew things had to change, it was a real wake-up call."
His story comes as Alcoholics Anonymous Awareness Week kicks off (it began yesterday and runs until Saturday) in which Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is encouraging young people who may be experiencing problems with drinking to seek help.