From the February 2011 magazine.

February 2011: Right-sized living

Recently, I celebrated 25 years in the program. This is a big deal to me because, before sobriety, I never was a success at anything.

I think that I was graduated from college because I have a diploma, but it’s printed in Latin and I can’t read Latin. I really think that my alma mater passed me just to get rid of me. At least I showed up for classes every day—hungover, but physically present.

-- Marcia F.

Seattle, Washington

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