What an inspiring essay by Molly Hurley Moran ’69 on giving up alcohol (“The Calculus of Drinking, Alumni P.O.V., September/October)! The author does not say if she attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but I strongly recommend the program to anyone who thinks he or she has a problem with alcohol. I recently celebrated five years of sobriety and prefer to remain anonymous, in keeping with the tradition of the program.
I know Bruce Donovan ’59, my old classics professor at Brown, has helped students stay sober in the past, and I am aware that Brown currently has programs in place to help students with addiction problems.
As the mother of a son who is a sophomore in college now, I am all too aware that binge drinking, sadly, has not gone out of fashion.