Temptations Strengthen Resolve – 

Dec. 8, 2017 – Each night, after closing time at the Manhattan restaurant where Michael McGarry works, his colleagues wind down with whiskey sours and pale ales. Mr. McGarry takes a different drink, usually an espresso or a sparkling water … Being around alcohol is unavoidable, Mr. McGarry said, and so he believes it is critical for him to confront that head-on. If he sees alcohol as taboo, he said, he gives it more power. Having seen friends relapse, go to jail or die of a drug overdose, he knows what he risks if he does not address his issues directly … “I should be dead, probably a hundred times over,” he said. “And I’m not.”

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