"The only problem was I truly didn’t think I was a ‘real alcoholic’. Real alcoholics are homeless on a bench. I work. I have a home. I can’t be that. He told me he would bring me to my first meeting and if I didn’t think I was an alcoholic after being there I didn’t have to ever go back. I went. And then I went again. I started hearing stories. My stories. I could relate this time, I was losing things, facing jail time and going to be on paper with New York state."