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The Bar Across the Street

He moved in figuring he would just keep drinking. His Higher Power had other plans.

I don't remember a time in my life that I didn't drink. When I was younger I lived in Arizona. There was a school program that gave me the opportunity to become a boxer at no cost. The neighborhood girls used to bring alcohol to me. I can remember drinking wine with a friend's sister before a boxing match. When I was in high school, my parents split up and I moved back home to Connecticut with my mom. I use to skip school a lot to go drink vodka with my buddies. I can remember talking with them about whether or not we were alcoholics. I definitely was!

For years, I struggled to quit, but always seemed to go back to drinking. Overall my drinking grew worse as the years passed and I found myself drinking and driving almost daily. I had enough and knew it was a matter of time until I killed someone and ended up in prison.

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