Exodus from Addiction: Stories for the journey
March 5, 2011 11:59 AM Subscribe
I am looking for strong examples of people who were functional, positive contributors to society as drunks, who were able to accomplish even more after they stopped drinking.
posted by perspicio to health & fitness (28 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Stories of financial success do not necessarily apply, though they wouldn't be disqualified merely on that basis. However, I'm only interested in accomplishments that resulted from great personal dedication and passion.
• Bonus points for those who exhibited great personal integrity as well.
• Big bonus multiplier for those whose work dealt with intractable social problems.
I'm interested primarily from the alcoholism angle, but those who went on to greater personal achievements after overcoming other substance addictions are of interest as well.