From the January 2019 magazine.

Had enough?

He thought he had power over alcohol, until one day someone asked him a question that had only one answer

Step one: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

I grew up in a large industrial city in the Midwest. My mother was a single parent to my older brother and me. My father left when I was 2 years old and my brother was 4. He would reappear now and again during our childhood.

-- Patrick J.

Alburquerque, New Mexico

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