Stephanie McAuliffe grew up around alcohol throughout her life.She numbed her own pain for years which meant that she did not take personal responsibility for how she thrashed through life. When she was finally brought to her knees, she turned around to face the truth of her role in everything. It was at that time that she began to set herself free. She figured that her experiences and lessons she learned from them could help others as well. As a result she wrote her book Message in the Bottle-Finding Hope and Peace Amidst the Chaos of Living with an Alcoholic.