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By Kate Alversado

All it took was one drink

It filled the missing link

My life went downhill fast like water running down a sink

In a blink, alcohol ruined everything

My job

My mind

My family

My friends

I do anything for the next best thing

Two bottles of vodka wasn't enough

I'm losing the battle but I didn't even try

I feel miserable without drinking

I know people who have lost the fight

I'm just waiting for alcohol to take mine

Maybe I will come closer to the finish line with a bullet in my head

About the Author: Kate Alversado is in her final semester of nursing school at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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