From the May 2018 magazine.

A day at the beach

One summer vacation, my husband and I rented a home on the beach for one week in Destin, Florida. We took our two college-age daughters and one of them brought her new fiancé. And of course, we brought our furry babies, our three dogs. Our plan was to relax and get to know the young man our daughter had chosen to marry.

In the past, vacations, sun and sand always coincided with drinking—lot of drinking! I felt so relieved to be sober for 10 months and not have to worry about controlling my drinking around this man my daughter had chosen to marry. But I also was aware that I might be subjected to some triggers. There would be booze in the house, so I knew I’d have to be extra cautious. 

-- Tammie M

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