From the February 2004 magazine.

A Close Call

She made a commitment that night to put her sobriety first

I'll always remember Tuesday, June 11. It was the day I hit my emotional bottom and the day I came frighteningly close to throwing away three years of continuous sobriety.

This was during the fourth year of a very ugly custody battle. My former husband had taken a job out of state and was suing for custody of our son. We had attended two court hearings in the past two weeks, and were facing an all-day custody hearing scheduled for sometime in July.

-- Lori S.

Portage, Michigan

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