From the January 2019 magazine.

At Wit's End

“Do you know if happy hour was cancelled?”-Rob G., Chicago, Ill.

Crash landing
A few months before I joined AA, I went on a terrific blackout drunk the night before I was to catch an early-morning cross-country flight. My gait was still unsteady as I boarded. Yes, I was weaving on a jet plane.

—Paul C.
Oceanside, California

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