What we all have in common is that our bodies and minds seem to send us signals about alcohol which are quite different from normal drinkers. ~ 12 Step Literature It is said in some AA circles that one cannot truly work Steps 2-12 unless and until they thoroughly work and complete Step #1. I… Read More An Allergy of the Brain
When we are first getting sober or even trying to get sober, chances are we have tried it all: clinics, shrinks, drugs, medical community, hospitals, rehab, Antabuse, etc. We have become experts at feeling like failures, and morally bankrupt souls. We know the bottom. We are no longer afraid of hell; as we have lived through… Read More More on Tradition #10
Alcoholism is cunning, baffling, and powerful. ~ Big Book I would say that all addictions are cunning, baffling and powerful and extremely patient. Today, I am full on angry at this dis-ease that kills, destroys families, maims and harms those effected, and shows no misery whatsoever. Dang it all. Yet another family member is dying… Read More Anger toward Dis-ease
I have a dis-ease of selfishness, and alcoholism is a symptom. ~ Anon The very first recollection I have of when alcohol was a problem in my life was at a very young age. Perhaps you can relate. My notion was that I would not get my fair share, which of course was the lion’s… Read More A Symptom
God, please help me see the truth about myself no matter how beautiful! ~ anon, 2011 The secret to success in AA is in believing you are worth it, acting as if, and staying sober; so that you can appreciate this fact fully. I have said before, and I will gladly say it again: I… Read More Self-Love/Compassion
A week ago, I fell on my behind and have been pretty sore since then. I have been accused of being a pain in the butt, so this gives new meaning to that phrase! It reminds me of an old timer in the meetings who used to say, “I have given up the right to… Read More Chemical Peace of Mind?