From the September 2007 magazine.

Earth To Stand On

A surfer cuts through an undertow of anger

I am seventeen yearsold, and I recently graduated from a public high school, although I've also been to a military school, continuation schools, and group homes. I have two years of sobriety and I was able to stay sober in most of these places. So, whether it's military, private, public, or boarding school, it's possible to make it sober through school, one day at a time.

I drank through middle school, part of high school, and through a group home. I grew up in an abusive home--I think it tends to make a person different right from the start. In elementary school, I felt different...

-- Greg T.

Oceanside, California