From the August 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Waking up sober

THE writer of "Drunk Dreams" stated, ". . . nobody has ever been able to explain what they mean." Drunk dreams mean you're an alcoholic! It is the most natural thing in the world for alcoholics to think and dream about drinking.

While these dreams are sometimes disturbing, I look at them as a reminder of how my life was and how it could be again if I ever forget. They remind me why I need the program, a Higher Power and the Fellowship. Drunk dreams are a gift--I am so very grateful to be alive and to wake up sober.

-- C.Z.

Durham, N.C.

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