From the November 2017 magazine.

Staying Afloat

At 10 months, she thought the Bahamas would be easy breezy. But the disease had a different idea

I was sober just 10 months and here I was, literally sitting in paradise. The soft, hot sand was sifting through my feet and the beautiful Bahamian sky was beating on my face. I had just returned from a snorkeling trip. I was fascinated with the underwater world, seeing colorful fish, studying the mysterious, alluring coral. Life was good and I was sober.

We sat on the beach having a barbecue. The restaurant offered a typical barbecue menu: chicken, salad, fruit and unlimited sodas. But they also offered unlimited rum punch.

-- Erica P.

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

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