written by Stephen Gaghan, from the miniseries written by Simon Moore
Marty: So it was my birthday and um, my ex-wife was getting remarried and I was sitting in some church basement with a bunch of strangers telling them that it was a good day today because I didn't have to eat out of a dumpster. It was enough to send me out on a pretty big one. I been thinkin' a lot about the first step that I came to believe I was powerless over alcohol and that my life would become unmanageable. (sarcastic laugh) See, my disease tells me that I don't have a disease, that it's my birthday and I can have one little beer, one little line, little Valium. Six months later I wake up in a silver living house in Philly. I''m from Dallas, people! It's a disease, an allergy of the body, an obsession of the mind. So my name is Marty and today I'm a grateful recovering alcoholic. And it's a good day today because I didn't have to eat out of a dumpster. Thanks.
Kudos and much thanks go to Jackie for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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