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James McLain and I are childhood friends who grew up in the same bucolic stretch of Gold Coast Long Island where The Great Gatsby was set. We shared a lot in common as kids, and I saw a lot of myself in him so I was particularly curious to see how the path not taken - he is an investment banker - still ended in sobriety. He talks here about his different approach to recovery and how - unlike traditional 12 step programs - he sees alcoholism as something in his past...
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