Over the years, Bill W. (that’s his real name and initial) has been an ocean lifeguard, pilot, cop, gunsmith, security guard, chauffeur, drug-testing tech, detox tech and cook, and rehab counselor. During roughly 25 years of that he was also a drunk and drug addict. He currently helps manage a small security company, and writes about addiction and recovery for Sunrise Detox Centers. While recognizing that it is not for everyone, he is a firm supporter of the 12-Step model of recovery.
For fun, he takes pictures, writes essays and poetry, surfs the Web, reads, watches birds, spend time with his wife, family and friends, and catches the occasional movie or meal out.
His wife of 32 years, an addiction therapist and recovering addict, works for Sunrise as well as for her own private practice. They have two daughters, two great sons-in-law, two grandkids, two black cats, too small a retirement fund, and too many years under their belts—but considering that they should have been dead twenty or so years ago, who’s complaining? There’s only one cure for old age, far as Bill knows, and he ain’t buyin’.
He admits to an ongoing gadget addiction, and is totally enmeshed with his smartphone and tablet.
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