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I am just coming back from a bingeing relapse that started with me eating two pints of ice cream as an appetizer. I went out searching for a 24-hour grocery store at 4 o’clock in the morning on Christmas Eve to buy ice cream. I ended up at a gas station in an area so crime-ridden that there was an armed policeman and the convenience store attendants protected themselves behind bulletproof glass. This is an area I would not traverse in the daytime, and I have a wonderful family, yet here I was in the throes of my disease, willing

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