License to Drink

Can boozers learn moderation? A tragedy rekindles debate about a controversial program

Six years ago, Audrey Kishline wrote the book on Moderation Management. Moderate Drinking: The New Option for Problem Drinkers set guidelines so that people with alcohol problems could continue drinking--as long as they were careful.

Kishline wasn't. Last March, two months after she left the program she founded saying that it wasn't working for her, she drove the wrong way on a Washington State highway and smashed her pickup truck into a two-door Dodge, killing a man and his 12-year-old daughter. State troopers found Kishline unconscious, with a half-empty bottle of vodka by her side. Her blood-alcohol level was 0.26, more...

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