My friend is a smart guy. He graduated with honors with a BS in Physics and then attended medical school for a period. His addiction to alcohol has ruined his life.
I found out this week that the friends he was living with kicked out since they found him drinking again. The past few years he has been living with different friends and repeating the same patter. He would stay sober a couple months and use up their resources and then hit the bottle again once it appeared that he had hope for a brighter future.
It is a sad story since the guy is an excellent writer and a very good athlete.
When he stayed with me, he left a rough draft of the story of his drinking life that he was putting together.
I am going to share it with you here in parts. I think it is some outstanding writing. I hope this story motivates others who are facing the same inner demons as my friend seek the help they require so they can overcome their addcition and avoid the hardships he has had to and continues to endure.