From the January 2019 magazine.

Gettin' busy

A newcomer leaps back into life and becomes a much more interesting guy

For a while there, I thought August 14, 2011 would go down as the worst day of my life.

The previous day, I launched my morning with a spiked coffee and then alternated the rest of the day between white wine and beer. I wasn’t trying to get drunk. My goal was only to feed a steady, daylong buzz. Despite my goal, 15 hours later I got lost after stumbling out of a friend’s house three blocks from my own doorstep.

-- Tom C.

La Salle, Illinois

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