Our Obsession

The idea that somehow, someday he will be able to control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. ~ Big Book, pg. 30 That is our greatest obsession. Some alcoholics take this one to their graves. I call it romancing alcoholism. When I tell my story, it involves the fact… Read More Our Obsession

Proving Ourselves

Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. ~ Big Book, pg. 30. I had a peculiar interest in pop psychology, so I was always experimenting with the latest theories of drinking, alcoholism, etc. I would do my experiments… Read More Proving Ourselves

This Thing

Yes, I am one of them too. I must have this thing. ~ Big Book, Pg. 29 I came into AA when this thing called alcoholism really was only talked about in secret, at least in our little part of the world. Most everyone drank to excess. There was never a party, funeral, or wedding… Read More This Thing

Me Too

Yes, I am one of them too. I must have this thing. ~ Big Book, pg. 29 By now, most of us on social media are sick and tired of the phrase “me too.” It has been co-opted and overused this past year or so to help people express their victimhood and association with others… Read More Me Too

Directions

Further on, clear-cut directions are given showing how we recovered. ~ Big Book, pg. 29 Those simple directions referred to are the 12 Steps of AA. I needed clear-cut directions when I came into AA. What I was doing was not working for me. My life was unmanageable by me. I did not do things… Read More Directions

No Obstacles.

Surprisingly enough, we find such convictions no great obstacle to a spiritual experience. ~ Big Book, pg. 29 Alcoholics as a whole suffer from a mental condition I like to call “what about ism.” Most of us got stuck on Step #2 because we love to argue. We love being unique. We love being very… Read More No Obstacles.