From the July 2018 magazine.

The big shot

He got fired, his wife just had a baby and he was in big legal trouble. Boy, did he need a drink

The volunteer on the hot-line told me two things: try not to drink and wait by the phone. Not long after, someone named Bill called me back. 

An hour later, I was waiting in a coffee shop just outside of town in rural Alabama. A man came in. He sat down in the booth across from me and said, “I’m Bill. You must be Keith.” I asked him how he knew. He just smiled and said, “It’s OK. I just knew.”

-- Keith D.

Phenix City, Alabama

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