I am back from vacation and sitting down at my desk again. It feels nice to get back into my writing routine. It was an incredible trip. I was able to hang out with some great old friends, see an incredible show, and revisit my roots. I was also able to share a celebration of the fifth anniversary of my last drink.
It is no secret that alcoholism and binge drinking are common in the restaurant business. What passes for going out for a couple drinks after a shift for some is a recognizable problem for others. I doubt any restaurant in America is without at least one person currently struggling with alcohol. I’ve never written about this topic because of an intense desire not to be a hypocrite. Two thirds of my serving career was spent looking forward to a Dewars and water or Sam Adams when I got off work.
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