It’s so tricky to diagnose that I had friends telling me I couldn’t be alcoholic, even though I knew I was.
When I first quit drinking, I had a friend in AA that would wish ‘pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization’ on his drinking buddies.
Some people just naturally know what their NRT is. Do you?
A genuine voice
How do you define ‘unmanageable’?
What do you want?
Sick of the sprees (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, spending, gambling, etc) and wanting something other than defeating obsessions and thoughts of suicide…
I’m not loving you if I try to brush aside your tears
If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live…
There are many ways to lose yourself, many different paths promising a sense of euphoria, comfort or peace. They’re usually some form of spree…
A five-year-old’s birthday party set me on the path of spiritual destruction…
You don’t have to be an addict or even know one to take the 12 Steps
‘taking thoughts captive’ was my goal but achieving it eluded me …
Knowing my brain acts like a Mockingbird, I have cut down on what I pay attention to.
… a typical Saturday with Loony Toons, the two of us in our footie pajamas eating breakfast as we sat so close we were in the action.
In fact, my lack of emotional sobriety happened long before the first taste of alcohol.
If this had been an actual emergency…
I no longer feel I have to ‘prove’ anything to you or to me
It IS whether you win or lose!
A month into Al-Anon I find that I am losing my job.
After cleaning out my wheelhouse I find I’m a little lonely…
December 31, 2012 Dear Me, I probably know less about you than some people and more than the casual observer, but I do know a few things: You love to […]
The visible me was a lie. The shadow me was reality.
There’s a lot of ‘holding’ going on during the last three points.
Can you find something that weighs on your mind?
My life would make a better movie than it does a life.
So what do we do if we can’t trust our thinking?
My addiction started harmlessly.
Peace started for me during Step One when I admitted I was not all-powerful; that alcohol had me by the throat!
How do you feel about being an addict, co-dependent or having cancer? I’ve been asking this question and my favorite answer so far is below. Even though this dear friend […]
Hemma! Hemma! That’s what my brother and I used to yell when we wanted folks to hurry up. We used it with our friends at a time when other people […]
A. You accept where you are by facing the reality of your situation. Do you agree that facing reality can be like grieving? I’ve had friends grieve the loss of […]
Truth is truth. Millions of people can attest to the fact that the AA program works just as well for those who are stuck in life as it does for […]
When I was drinking I drank to feel better. The trouble with that is: I could never just take one drink and be happy. Normal social drinkers can do that. […]
When I first got sober, and was recognizing my character defects of Step 4, one of the other women told me, You don’t have to put on a sandwich board […]
This is in response to the Normie question from my Saturday post. Most alcoholics have a desire to be unique. I thought I was unique because I was suicidal or […]
I didn’t make any eye-contact with the smokers outside and tried to sneak by …
Amos, from Andy Griffith was my definition of an alcoholic.
My disease was so hidden that even I didn’t know about it!