DANA QUIGLEY: You mean with the drinking? In 1988 I had, I was a club pro since 1982 I was a club pro at Crestwood. I got into drinking pretty strong when I was on the Regular TOUR from '78 to '82. And if you're someone that drinks a lot, you don't ever think you particularly have the problem. You think you can handle it and everything's under control and when in reality you don't have any control over it, or you wouldn't be an alcoholic. But in '88 I had a couple car accidents, myself and a tree. And trees, I don't know if you have heard the axiom but trees don't move when you hit them. You think a car going some kind of speed would just mow down a tree, but you can't. I mean they just crack you up pretty bad.
So I had two accidents and still didn't, you know, my, actually the vice president of my club is the one that got me, his wife was the president of Butler Hospital which deals with any kind of addiction, and he said I had to check myself in that day after the second one and he talked me into it somehow and I did it. I went in for 30 days, to get educated. This is in '89, in September. And I came out and didn't drink for six months and thought, you know, I could probably handle a glass of wine at dinner. So that April when the tournament season started again in New England I started trying to have a glass of wine with dinner and it went nuts again. I went nuts. So I spent another, that was September '89, I spent until 1990 probably another year maybe 12 or 14 months drinking heavily again. Breaking everyone's heart by my own because I was too drunk to worry about it. And just in the winter time in West Palm Beach in 1990 I was driving home from the course half lit, going to a restaurant to have some more and I just for something a light dawned on me when I was driving, I pulled the car off the road and I haven't had a drink since.
It's still a problem every day. I would love to have about a six pack of beer right now it would be perfect after this heat. But I can't do it, so it's something that I don't deal with, I don't feel like I have an option to deal with, so I don't even, I don't worry about it, I don't say poor me and all this crap, but it's certainly a problem and it's a widespread problem in the world and I was just really lucky and glad, and with the good lord's help I was able to, you don't ever conquer it, but I was able to deal with it every day and not drink.
Q. When you said you pulled your car over, you just, what, stopped?
DANA QUIGLEY: I was going 70 miles an hour down 95 to this and my exit was, my exit was coming up. And I was kind of like having a fight with myself, saying, you know, why don't you go home. No, I don't want to go home this and that. And I got very close to the exit, and I was just, it was 50/50 whether I did it or not, but I just absolutely swerved the car over the road down the exit, went home and that day I just, that night I decided I wasn't going to drink any more.
KELLY ELBIN: Dana Quigley, thank you very much.
DANA QUIGLEY: All right.
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