The Human Aspect of Reggie
Alcohol abuse took my father away and left me with a mother struggling with the same. My family's adversity forced me to grow up quickly and take on the responsibilities of an adult. Combined with growing up in a low socioeconomic community, we struggled to see options to turn things around. My grief and despair felt overwhelming to the point where I suppressed my emotions to cope, and with it, my loneliness grew.