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Chapter 5

Two Fighters


From: Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea


Wood begins the chapter discussing his friendship with Moaiad, a past roommate. His mother suggests tea when Wood is told the quit coffee, beginning his connection with peppermint tea. Wood offers sage advice on friends who will and won’t support you in your sobriety. Some painful news about his Uncle Noel tests his resolve.



Alex Wood

Alex Wood is a comedian, writer, and podcaster who has been featured on NBC's Today Show, Kevin Hart's LOL, Vice, and Sirius XM Radio. His podcast How Alex Wood Quit Everything takes listeners on a journey through his addiction and subsequent recovery. Float like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea is his first book. He lives in Toronto.