Addiction is a potentially fatal illness but it is also eminently recoverable. In this film Dr. McCauley relives his own precarious early sobriety, negotiation hazards such as hostile prosecutors, treatment programs with divided loyalties, and his own craving brain. Following the advice of the Addiction Medicine experts who helped him, he replicates the sobriety habits and success of recovering pilots and health care professionals. By framing addiction not as a problem of moral choice but as a safety/risk management challenge, Dr. McCauley explains how recovery is neither rare nor random. With the right king of support it can even be expected.