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John is part of a special group of folks in recovery who like to refer to themselves as “Double Winners.” The title acknowledges that no only are they addicts, but their addictions were affected by the addictions of others. John is both a recovering alcoholic, and seeks support from Al-Anon, the fellowship aimed at helping family members of alcoholics. His family suffered divorce when he was young, and growing up John never felt a part of any group. But alcohol made him feel connected to peers. But even in his younger years, he began having late-stage alcoholism symptoms; liver failure, limb numbness, etc.

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