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  • I abstain from alcohol.
    Don't be sorry.
    This intimate part of me is often misunderstood.
    I am the product of two alcoholics who themselves were the products of
    (to borrow my Aunt’s words) heavy drinkers.
    My uncle died of liver failure.
    I lost my cousin and a close friend in DUI car accidents.
    So I don't drink.
    Don't be sorry.
    Be happy for me.
    I don't drink.
    I broke the chain.
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