Last night, N. showed up to our movie smelling like a distillery. And one of my friends who started “a 30-day break” the same day I entered the program drank last night. Both events pissed me off, then made me jealous, followed by an urge to completely throw away the past ten days. I am grateful for L. and the serendipitous way in which she came into my life. If not for her, I would not have stayed sober today.