[Sherry has just sat down at the beginning of an AA meeting]
Dean Walker: My name is Dean, I'm an alcoholic and an addict
[Entire group says, "Hi Dean."]
Dean Walker: Genesis Recovery is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. Is their anyone here tonight who feels the need to drink or use?
[Sherry raises her hand as she bites her nails]
Dean Walker: Go ahead little sister. Don't be shy.
Sherry Swanson: Ahm, I'm Sherry, I'm a addict.
[Entire group says, Hi, Sherry]
Sherry Swanson: Ah, I've got 2 and 1/2 years clean... I got clean in prison. And I've been out for 4 days and... I feel like using so bad! From the ages of 16 to 22, heroin was the love of my life. I mean, I had a daughter and I never even took care of her. And I wanna take care of her... but I gotta... stay clean so I'm just here... to stay clean and... that's all I got.
[after the Genesis meeting has ended, the moderator is trying to console Sherry by sharing how his own experiences and life is similar when Dean interrupts]
Dean Walker: She's not hearing you, friend. She's got too much on her mind.
Dean Walker: You need a ride home?
[Dean is waking Sherry up after having cleaned her up the night before and put her on the couch to sleep it off]
Sherry Swanson: I want my baby back, Dean. I WANT Alexis!
Dean Walker: You know, if you stop talking so much about what you want... stop being so selfish... maybe what you want will come to you on its own.
Sherry Swanson: I'm just mad, cause I suck.