When sophomore year came around Alexa had a lot of stress. Her family had started to fall apart when her parents were always fighting and eventually got divorced and she lost her older sister when she moved to college. Then many rumors started to go around her school, some days she couldn't even go a class without people making rude comments. She started to really fall behind in school which caused her to have more stress.
Then one day her best friend invited her to a senior party and she thought she needed a break from school and the stress so she went to have some fun. There happened to be alcohol there and a within a few minute she was offered a drink and she said “no thank you I don't drink alcohol.” The guy who offered her a drink told her that all it would do is make her ‘relax’ because it is a depressant. When she heard that, her mind thought that it was perfect for her. Although she didn't know all of the bad things that could happen. So she started drinking and just kept drinking more and more.
A year or so after she got addicted, she started to realize what everyone was talking about when she got permanent brain damage, developed depression and has a really shortened attention span. She learned that alcohol is something serious and shouldn’t be messed around with. As time passed she realized that she wouldn’t be able to stop on her own. With the help of family and friends Alexa found a treatment center. There she was able to stop drinking and realize how much worse her life had become with alcohol and that she couldn’t use that to hide her pain.