If I knew 15 years ago what I just learned today, I totally would have moved to Seattle. Seattle is giving hard-core alcoholics free housing provided they do all their drinking at home. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get in.
"Each tenant of the building, named 1811 Eastlake, will have been addicted to alcohol for at least 15 years and failed at alcohol treatment at least six times. Most will be at least 45 years old, and the chance of ever getting sober is next to nil."
Unfortunately, I don't have a "chronic" problem with alcohol. My problem usually surfaces at work Christmas parties and friends' weddings. Nevertheless, it's nice to see that these folks will be rewarded for their perseverance.