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Mother and son share their story of teenage alcoholism

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Aired 4/19/09

New research shows that people who begin drinking by age 14 are at great risk of becoming alcoholics. Toren Volkmann and his mother, Chris, tell Toren's story of teenage binge drinking, his road to recovery, and what families can do to help emerging alcoholics.

Guests:

  • Toren Volkmann began drinking at age 14. Now, age 26, he is a recovering alcoholic. From Binge to Blackout tells his story of alcoholism and binge drinking.
  • Chris Volkmann is Toren's mother and the co-author of From Binge to Blackout .

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