From the October 2011 magazine.

A Second Time Offender

She went to get her license back after a second DUI and found a new life instead

"I got two DUIs in two years. That's not a social drinker."

I went to a retreat for second DUI offenders. I was hell-bent on doing absolutely everything they wanted me to do. I had to. I wanted my license back.

I was the first one at all the sessions. I listened, asked questions, participated, helped out, shared. They liked me; they said good things about me; they said I was "good to go." It took me a long time to realize that after I left the retreat I was still in denial about my alcohol use.

-- Kathy W.


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