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Published December 2013.

Back from the Brink

Diagnosed with cirrhosis, he finally faced the truth about his drinking

I suppose my powerlessness over alcohol started in college although the signs were present when I was in high school.

I was a pretty happy-go-lucky type of person. Always trying to be the nice guy, I guess I'm still that way today.

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