At first, Michigan's Thumb Regional Sobriety Court was just how Randy Nitz planned to stay out of jail for multiple DWI offenses over the course of 40 years of heavy drinking. But along the way, he realized he both needed and appreciated the support; he no longer felt alone in facing his addiction issues. Then, his worst nightmare happened: losing his son in a car crash. Despite the temptation to temper his deep pain with alcohol, Randy remained steadfast in his sobriety.
"I'm not going to let this tragedy put me back in a place that I don't want to go back to," he said. "I want my boy to remember me as being sober."