Lies and Broken Promises: A Tale of Alcoholism

Lies and Broken Promises: A Tale of Alcoholism

by Alan B. Bradley
     
 

Alan's true story picks up after his parole from Trenton State Prison where he served 27 months of a 3 to 5 year sentence for possession and sale of drugs. He thought he had his drug addiction problems beaten. He felt that alcohol without drugs would provide him the relief that he needed from his anxiety and depression. He started becoming more and more reliant on

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Alan's true story picks up after his parole from Trenton State Prison where he served 27 months of a 3 to 5 year sentence for possession and sale of drugs. He thought he had his drug addiction problems beaten. He felt that alcohol without drugs would provide him the relief that he needed from his anxiety and depression. He started becoming more and more reliant on alcohol as the days passed. His social anxiety was so great that he could not participate in conversations in a group context.

His alcoholic life was a whirlwind of brief sexual encounters and drinking at bars in Greenwich Village. His sexual identity was non-existent. He had no sexual preference of a female over a male or vice-versa. Alan was just getting started on his academic career as a free man. He had taken his first 4 college courses in prison and was determined to earn at least a bachelor's degree. In no time at all he was consuming alcohol before every social gathering whether it was at home, at work or on the university campus. Alan appeared aloof to many acquaintances, but his quiet nature was due to his intense anxiety levels and sporadic depression.

The years advance and Alan chronicles the huge impact alcoholism has on his life and his urgent attempts to work towards solutions to his inner turmoil. As his alcoholism progresses, he gets closer and closer to losing everything he's worked and strived for. His personal relationships are falling apart. His work on the job is suffering and his relationships with co-workers are becoming stressed. He needs a solution and he needs it now.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044676091
Publisher:
Alan B. Bradley
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Most of my biographical information can be found in my memoirs “Lies and Broken Promises - A Tale of Addiction” and "Lies and Broken Promises - A Tale of Alcoholism". I did not do very well in school initially, but later in my late 20's, I went on to earn my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. I earned highest honors with a 3.85 grade point average for my bachelor’s degree and 4.00 for my master’s degree. At Montclair, I concentrated on experimental psychology type courses even though they did not have that specific degree program at the time. I knew I wanted to get into a Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology.

I enrolled in a three year doctoral program in Experimental Psychology at Fordham University. That was a wake-up call for me since I am an atheist and Fordham is a Catholic University. Half the courses are taught by priests. I was also accepted into the Experimental Psychology program at Kentucky State University with a fellowship good for $4,000 for each of 3 years. I turned the fellowship down because I was involved with a girlfriend and didn’t want to end the relationship by moving to Kentucky for three years. I hoped to concentrate on statistics and courses like Physiological and Experimental Psychology. I thought that would make for a good career as a professor and researcher. However, a motorcycle accident ended my career in college. I have no lingering problems from the accident, but after 8 months on pain pills, I couldn’t psych myself up to get back into college work the following year.

When I knew a Ph.D. was not in my future, I looked for work in the computer field which was very rewarding for me. I always wanted to write since way back in grammar school. I never had the time or the attention span to sit down and do any serious writing until a couple of years ago. My focus over the next few years will be on more writing.

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