The Dinner That Changed My View Of Addiction

L.L. Kirchner
8 min readJan 5, 2022

And my friend had no idea. Dry January Addiction Chronicles, Part 1.

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My friend Mara and I were huddled over menus in an East Village Thai place barely wider than a doorway, deep in conversation about an ex of hers that pre-dated our friendship. She’d just returned from visiting him at a state-run hospital in New Jersey, where he’d been…

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L.L. Kirchner

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