From the July 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

One-month anniversary

Yesterday, I had one month of sobriety. In the last few months I lived in complete isolation and loneliness. I threw away my AA literature and convinced myself that I did not need the people or the meetings anymore.

I knew exactly what was on TV each night, cried myself to sleep and stopped eating. I stopped working and living the program.

-- BEVERLEY J.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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