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August 2012: Dear Grapevine

I was so worried about how to not have one of those fruity drinks with an umbrella stuck in it.

Island breeze
I went on my first sober vacation to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. I was so worried about how I was going to go to a tropical island and not have one of those fruity drinks with an umbrella stuck in a pineapple.

Then I remembered that my sponsor always said to play the tape all the way through. So that’s exactly what I did. It was not pretty: I was the kind of alcoholic who would have woken up on the beach when the sun was rising, and I quite possibly would have been naked. I would have blacked out and not remembered where I was, what I did,... Login to read more
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