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Published May 2014.

Dark Nights and Glorious Dawns

He learned that sometimes you lose everything to gain the world

"This isn't the life I signed up for." That could have been my thought when I went to my first out-patient treatment after my family intervened on me during family night in my eldest daughter's treatment.

But the truth is I really don't know what my thoughts were nor do I remember clearly the next several months. I thought I had been in treatment for three months, but looking back over my papers, I realized that it was six months.

-- Tony N.

Middleton, Idaho

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