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One-Year Followup

It really has been over a year now, and my mother is still sober.  I no longer worry about her when she goes out, and the thoughts of whether she’s hiding vodka in her bathroom cabinet no longer haunt me.

I know that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a relapse, but we’ve talked about the situation now.  If I saw warning signs start coming up again, I would no longer hesitate to speak up before something happened.

We’ve also moved to another state, which has taken us far away from any old negative influences.  That means I don’t have to worry about Jack somehow creeping back in, either.  All in all, I have to confess that a lot of stress has been lifted off my shoulders, and I’m thankful for it…and proud of Mom for remaining so strong.

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