I received a message today about a man who left our halfway house program not long ago and was found dead in his apartment this week. He’d been with us about a year.
Before leaving he told someone that if he drank again it would kill him. It appeared that he'd died from drinking.
Even though I didn’t didn't know him personally, I still knew him on one important level – our shared disease.
Because inside each of us alcoholics and addicts is that residual part of us, a tiny whispering that hints we might be able to drink or drug again.
Those of us in solid recovery know what doesn't work. So we ignore the suggestions from our ever seductive disease.
Sadly, this man didn’t listen or else didn’t care.
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