Buddy T. is in recovery from the experience of living with an alcoholic. Because he is a member of a support group that stresses the importance of anonymity at the public level, he does not use his photograph or his real name on the website. To email BuddyT, use this form.
Buddy has been in recovery since July 1989 and has been the manager of Alcoholism content for Verywell and its predecessors since February 1997. He is a founding member of the Online Al-Anon Outreach Committee. Despite years of research and experience, he's still asking questions and discovering surprising answers concerning this cunning, baffling, and powerful disease called alcoholism.
BuddyT has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
After years of recovery, I'm still trying to find all the information I can. Although my own recovery experiences have been through a 12-step program, I know there are many other approaches that work.