March 6, 2008:

She passed out in the pharmacy, teetering in the aisle, while we shopped for a toothbrush to bring to rehab.

I put her arm around my shoulder and dragged her limply across the parking lot to the car, while she burbled, and sobbed, and pissed herself.

The first 48 hours were under medical observation. Unlike other drugs it's possible to die from alcohol withdrawal.