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She changed the definition from losing control to living well
I suffer from a little-known disability: I am fun-impaired. This disability developed as a direct result of my alcoholism. Never a thrill-seeker, I always wrestled with what constituted "fun." In my teen years, many of my friends found great delight in jumping out of planes, snow skiing at breakneck speeds, joyriding, and other fast-paced activities. I always felt entitled to my fair share of un and set out to discover just what the wide world had to offer me.
I resisted growing up and always loved the feeling of being carefree. Alcohol was a marvelous enabler for me. From my...
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