From the October 2010 magazine.

28 years

FORTY-FOUR years old and sober for 28 years. So I would not become too egotistical about this accomplishment, God revealed another person about the same age with the same sobriety date early in my journey.

Although I am different, I am not unique. Years ago I found sobriety at the age of 16 in a treatment center in Minneapolis, Minn. I realized at that age if I did not straighten up, I would die a drunk and drug addict.

-- JIM N.

Granville, Ohio.

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