I tried to have a conversation with my Mom earlier today. She was helping me gather up some things around her house (my old house) for me to take and use at my new apartment. I'm getting separated from my wife.
Anyways, I tried to talk to her about my last year of intentional abstinence from alcohol and drugs. Talked about my "working a program" as they say (my Lifering meetings).
She was very nice, my dear old Mom - but she looked at me and said it again (and it's been a year, I was in rehab, I overdosed!) - she said, "so really, this means you can't even just have a drink again? Not even just a beer? What, would something bad happen?"