Maybe Next Year
December 2022 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays | Special Section

Maybe Next Year

She used to really tie one on at the annual office holiday parties. What now?

I sobered up in September of 1982. Immediately I began worrying about how I was going to get through Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family, without my reliable crutch of the previous 25 years. Habitually, my father and I would get drunk at holiday get-togethers and end up with hurtful words in both directions. The booze always helped me get through the day.

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