Alcoholism ran in her family and she ultimately fell into the cycle. She had been drinking almost everyday since she was 16 years old. She first did it to impress others. Then it became her crutch in order to be social. Alcohol meant she was funnier, prettier, cooler, etc. She wanted to be liked and she thought she could get that through drinking. She was the center of attention when she was drunk and when she was sober she felt like she fell into the shadows. People started to see her problem and her once lively friendships dwindled away. She only had alcohol left to comfort her. But she did not know this frienship was ultimately deadly.