Abraham Almonte’s Background
If you haven’t yet, go read this excellent feature on the back story of Abraham Almonte, as told by T.J. Coterill in the Tacoma News Tribune.
About four years ago, Almonte was hovering over a toilet, tears running down his face. He was drunk and pouring a bottle of booze into the porcelain bowl.
Almonte said he craved alcohol like water after a long workout. He hated this addiction. He wanted out. He knew it was ruining his life.
“I would just be crying, thinking ‘I can’t be doing this,’ ” Almonte said. “But the next day I would buy the same bottle and start drinking again.”
The whole thing is worth your time.