From the July 2011 magazine.

August 2011: Fractured Friendship

Two women, inseparable in drinking and sobriety, until one relapses

"She could not find the language of the heart we had together as sober friends."

My last drinking buddy turned into my first sponsor.

Our final night on the town ended with her swerving home across the Golden Gate Bridge and misplacing her car somewhere in Sausalito. Two weeks later, I called, suggesting we visit our favorite bar. She turned me down, stunning me with her reason: “I’m sober now.”

-- Suzan C.

San Francisco, California

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