The following day I visited a friend and had a crappy mixed drink (I think it was Kool-Aid and vodka, but whatever). I hadn’t heard the part that alcohol too is a drug at my first meeting. But this didn’t stop me from going to a meeting that night at the Salvation Army. There couldn’t have been more than six of us there, but I heard the clear message about addiction, at least in this program, and included abstinence from substances like alcohol as well as drugs.
Ironically, while Prince penned such a profound song, he too succumbed to this terrible disease.