Most of us enjoy having some good-natured competitions in our lives, but what happens if you're so combative that you turn even casual activities into cut-throat contests, and constantly make your friends your foes.
What if every time you took a sip of alcohol you couldn't stop drinking until it was hard to walk, talk, or even think? That's the grim reality for the estimated five and a half million Americans under 25 who are alcoholics. This episode introduces you to two young women struggling to overcome this relentless addiction that's destroying their lives.
Twice a year, the biggest event in fashion comes to New York City. It's fashion week--where designers from all over the world show off their latest collections. If you want your hemlines in the headlines, its the only week that matters. This episode of True Life, you meet three young people with big dreams hoping that fashion week will provide the lift that gets their careers soaring.
Sixteen year old Chris, who was born deaf, has made the decision to get a cochlear implant. If successful, it will allow him to hear for the first time. Amanda, who was also born deaf, discovered how to dance by the vibrations of music. Now she has the opportunity to compete for a spot on an NFL dance team, but is afraid that her deafness will keep her from making the cut.
Gabby's excessive use of her parent's credit cards has put her family in $10,000 in debt. Ali would sooner spend her money on clothes than pay her bills. These two young women's compulsive shopping has become such a serious addiction that they can not lead healthy lives. Can these woman get the help they need to finally over come their compulsive shopping?