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Amateur Night

Back in the old, un-longed for days, my wife and I used to refer to New Year’s Eve as “Amateur Night.”  It was our contention that sensible people stayed home because all the inexperienced drunks were out and didn’t know how to hold their liquor and drive.

Looking back from the vantage of years in recovery and several working in the field of alcohol and addiction treatment, it is clear to me that we were in that — as in so many things — deeply in denial.  Continue reading