Leaving an alcoholic life

Date
2008
Authors
Mackie, Cara T.
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Routledge
Abstract
This autoethnographic essay examines a drinking life through various reflections of my past, sketching my journey toward sobriety. For years, I engaged in an intricate battle with the bottle, trying to control my drinking. It took many drinking episodes for me to see just how unpredictable a drinking life could be and how addiction manifests itself. Now, in sobriety, I mourn the loss of a drinking life but live in a world free of alcoholic trauma. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Loss & Trauma is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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Essays, Alcoholism
Citation
Mackie, C. (2008). Leaving an Alcoholic Life. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 13(6), 547–556. https://doi.org/10.1080/15325020802173512
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