Mind Games

Sobriety Cured My Depression

I thought self-medication was a solution, not part of the problem

A sepia-toned picture of an alcohol bottle.
A sepia-toned picture of an alcohol bottle.

II dip my oar into the water and push my kayak away from the dock. I can see Evan and Cassy ahead of me, threatening to capsize each other and giggling. Beyond them, the San Rafael Bridge cuts the skyline in half: bulbous hilltops on the bottom, speckled clouds on…