From the February 2014 magazine.

February 2014: I Hate My Job

Even after 40 years, we can always use a little attitude adjustment

I’m coming up on 40 years sober, one day at a time. Sitting in AA meetings (thank God for that), I often hear newcomers and even people with 10 or 15 years of sobriety say they think about having a drink. I can relate to them because in my first year I, too, struggled to stay sober. Then, in my 10th year, I was going through a divorce that wasn’t supposed to happen to this sober alcoholic, and the compulsion came back with ferocity. I fought it with the same passion and desire for sobriety that I had in my first year. “Don’t drink even if your rear end falls off,” I said....

-- Kurt S.

Farmington, Connecticut