Dylan grew up in a loving family with two older brothers and loving parents. He enjoyed soccer, hockey, and football. He got along with his brothers and got decent grades at school.
When he was 5, Dylan's parents got divorced and moved away. Dylan continued to visit his dad over the summer.
In seventh grade, Dylan started going to parties with his older brother's friends. He started to binge drink more often.
At first, the short term effects were positive. Dylan had more friends. He became more popular at school. He gained more followers on social media. He was invited to lots of parties and was frequently intoxicated. He began drinking to calm down and feel accepted.
Stage 1 Alcoholism
Dylan began looking for more opportunities to drink. Alcohol made him calm around people, but aggressive in sports. He got kicked off his hockey and football team. He began drinking to calm down. He started drinking beer and vodka a couple times a month. He often blacked out and forgot what he did at parties.
Stage 2 Alcoholism
Stage 3 & 4 Alcoholism
Dylan's grades plummeted, with F's or D's in every class. He began getting in trouble with the police. He blacked out a couple times. His friends continued to be enablers and provided him with alcohol, even though Dylan often drank alone. His parents were disappointed in him and didn't try to help him. Alcohol became the only thing he looked forward to. He began drinking more because he was used to his physical pain being dulled by alcohol.