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Minnesota

I went back to Minnesota last week, to visit the treatment center I went to a year and a half ago. When I was in treatment, it was April and it was still snowing. All the branches were bare. In … Continue reading

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for my sister, part I

A few weeks ago, my sister sent me an email about my one year. She said she loved me and I said it, too. I hadn’t heard from her in a while. I left her a voicemail on her birthday … Continue reading

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somewhere else

I will probably be posting about rehab a lot this month. I went in April. I asked my boyfriend to ask his therapist for recommendations and he suggested a program in Minnesota. That sounds so calm: I asked him. It … Continue reading

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making it

A woman in a meeting the other night said that we’re not supposed to make it. Alcoholics and addicts – we’re not supposed to recover.  I like this thought. It drives me sometimes, reminds me how hard I have to … Continue reading

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New York again

I’m in New York again. I went to a meeting on my first full day here and was asked to speak. In AA, they pretty much tell you there is no other option than to say yes when this happens. … Continue reading

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you never know

One of the reasons I went to treatment was because I quit my job to write and didn’t spend one day in 5 months writing. Not one hour. I woke up on March 1st and looked at the calendar on … Continue reading

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geographics

A man at this meeting said he was going to move to Minnesota to get away from his high stress job and all the people he knows that he parties with and all the places he’d go to score or … Continue reading

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