I realize this may not be the appropriate forum for this but was hoping our mod's would allow some leniency because it's a topic that touches all social issues. And I'd like to read comments from this group if that's ok. I found out this morning that one of my co-workers and friend committed suicide on Wednesday. This man had been sober for a long period, but started drinking again about 18 months ago. We had many good talks before he started drinking again. At a recent company meeting, he pulled me aside and said, "Whatever you do, don't ever convince yourself you can drink again!" He went on to tell me, "I started out being normal, but it kept getting worse and now I can't stop....and the saddest part is, I don't even feel like trying to stop." This man will never know that by dying, he is helping me and probably others. Sad as that may sound, it's true. Those of you who aren't alcoholics will never know or understand and I'm grateful you don't. In AA meetings everywhere, you hear the phrase "Alcolism is cunning, baffling and insidious..." and I have that to be true....especially today.