From the October 2012 magazine.

October 2012: Dysfunction Junction

An alcoholic with a happy upbringing speaks up

I really don’t like to hear comments at meetings that start out with, “All alcoholics …,” usually followed by some generalization about our families, traits, or physical, mental or emotional health.

I can safely say that “All alcoholics” do not come in a “one-size-fits-all” package. Alcoholism is an equal-opportunity illness, and our members come from diverse ethnic, social, intellectual, educational and economic backgrounds. We are short, tall, slender, heavy, blonde, brunette, bald, young, old, crotchety and lovable.

Comments that catch my ear most often are...

-- Carol K.

Sarasota, Florida