From the January 2020 magazine.

A Winning Game

She made a play to fit her love of football into her new sober life and scored big

When I came into AA, the only thing I could think about was, How am I ever going to watch football again? How am I going to tailgate? Or, What’s going to happen on Monday nights when I want to be on a patio outside watching the game with my friends and drinking beers? And then there was the Super Bowl!

My social life revolved around football. It meant everything. A game for me was a time to drink, to hang, to drink, to be with friends, to drink, to laugh, to drink. Did I mention it was a time to drink? I could not imagine a life without football and I could not imagine football without beer. 

-- Nicole S.

Denver, Colo.

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