From the July 2018 magazine.

A date to remember

Dinner, movie and Twelfth Step call. Sounds like the perfect evening

Death never scared me while I was drinking, since death had become my only hope that soon all of my pain would be over. I think most days I drank to that final day.

I was reminded of this fact at our annual holiday alkathon. A woman was there who I had sat across from in jail meetings back when she was an inmate, and at least once while she was a mental health patient, as well as many times at the detox center. She was shaking after her recent relapse. 

-- Derek R.

Ottowa, Ontario, Canada

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