From the August 2019 magazine.

Journey home

Though her father and brother didn’t make it, she and her sister knew exactly where to go

I often share at meetings that I don’t have to question where my disease came from. I am descended from a long line of alcoholics on both sides of my family, probably starting with my Viking ancestors. 

My grandparents came to North America from Sweden and started families in the land of promise. They were hardworking people and all their descendants seem to carry the hardworking gene. We carry another gene too, which for many of us is alcoholism. We also have had a few gamblers and other types of addicts to spice up the mix. There’s never a dull moment in our family.

-- Diane C.

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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