From the September 2017 magazine.

The bright spot

I am sitting here in the woods, underneath beautiful pine trees at a Grapevine Writing Workshop in beautiful northern Minnesota.

My story of getting sober starts in 1987, the night before I started a work-release program. I had been arrested for yet another DWI. Even though I’d been in jail about 20 times before, this time I was defeated. I said I would go to any lengths to stay sober. God willing, I still have that same desire today, even after 30 years of sobriety.

-- Paul M.

Wahkon, Minnesota, USA

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