Chapter 4 ~ CHANGES

The following is an excerpt from my memoir Saturation. I was rarely predictable. My moods fluctuated depending on several factors: they fluctuated depending on the amount of alcohol I’d already consumed, the amount of alcohol within my reach, and the amount of alcohol that I knew I needed to buy. These were all of utmostContinue reading “Chapter 4 ~ CHANGES”

Chapter 3 ~ Sushi and Sake, con’t …

It was a warm and busy weekend night, and I was too buzzed to take offense to Dick’s late arrival. Alcohol numbed my judgment and my integrity like a Novocain shot to the gums before a dental procedure. I felt nothing but a warm floaty numbness that I equated to wonderful. As long as theContinue reading “Chapter 3 ~ Sushi and Sake, con’t …”

How Do You Support An Addict?

The ways are numerous, but first – I think the most important thing is to ask your heart to have a little sit down with your conscience. Those two things need to come together in agreement to support YOU before you can comfortably offer support to your addict. Once you establish what you can andContinue reading “How Do You Support An Addict?”

I Married (a) Dick With Nice Legs

I’d been drinking an average of two bottles of wine a day, every day, for a couple of years when I met Dick. We were both members on a popular dating site and he had reached out to me first with a “Hello”. Our conversations quickly ensued. He was never brash or pushy, which IContinue reading “I Married (a) Dick With Nice Legs”

The Approaching Storm

The following is an excerpt from my book, Saturation. When I was 27, I learned that alcohol could be used for specific purposes – to calm down and to disengage from reality. I began to use it as a tool, but I took ownership of it slowly. Like many healthy young adults, I chipped awayContinue reading “The Approaching Storm”

Chapter 2 – Con’t

Saturation, A Memoir is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129 I still knew quite a few people around Tulsa. All of my old classmates were still in high school. This time, they were seniors. And while they were in class or sleeping under their parent’s roofs, I was working, going to college and living in myContinue reading “Chapter 2 – Con’t”

Saturation, A Memoir

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my memoir, Saturation. I stayed with an older friend who had her own apartment until one day, another friend of mine decided to bail with me to California. We packed my little yellow Toyota Corolla and took off to sunny California. The oil pan was severelyContinue reading “Saturation, A Memoir”

Busted – Again

The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Saturation. When the police arrived, I didn’t wait for them to come into the house. I gave Dick a five-minute head start while I smoked a cigarette and finished my drink. Then I walked outside barefoot with my cell phone and introduced myself to the four police officersContinue reading “Busted – Again”