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“ME & MY MONKEY” (1/13) overwhelms me.

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I’ve spent lots of time with recovering addicts and alcoholics (and too much time with practicing ones!), so I’ve read and heard a lot. This article might make it clearer why those of us who aren’t addicted should be grateful each day, and it might help us understand how difficult it is to break an addiction and continue to recover.

Thanks to Washington City Paper for publishing, thanks to “Anonymous” for his incredible “first step,” and my best wishes to him for continued recovery.

Arlington, Va.