From the August 1994 magazine.

Putting the Plug in the Jug

My wife and I put the plug in the jug on June 29, 1960 and neither of us has had a drink or a substitute since then.

Our marriage, and my job, were in shambles; we had six children and were deeply in debt. Now, as we look back, we were very close to complete despair.

-- Ed D.

Merrimack, New Hampshire

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