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Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 1:35 PM

This is in response to a comment and link made by Buckshot. If you really want to know about alcoholism, there are several avenues. Borrow a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous, aka THE BIG BOOK, from your local library, purchase one from a book store, new or used, purchase one from AA, or you can go to an AA meeting. Most are open meetings. If you chose to go, understand this, Anonymous means just that. Who you see there and what you hear there, stays there. If you have a big mouth or are in the mood to sabotage someone, do everyone a favor, STAY AWAY. I have chosen to go public with my alcoholism, this isn't the case with many alcoholics. That is their choice and I respect it. At my age, I really don't care who knows that I'm a sober, recovering, thankful, DRUNK. If you do get the book, by the 8th chapter or so, you should have a good idea of what our lives are like. You will also learn that the only cured alcoholic is a dead alcoholic. AA is but one avenue for recovery, there are faith based organizations that some find useful. I will forever be grateful to AA, and I know that at anytime I need to, I can find a meeting of some sort. After all, it really only takes 2 of us to have a meeting.

I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and say "I am an alcoholic and am powerless over alcohol." Such is life.

This will be my last blog for a little while. It's Christmas, and I have things to attend to. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays to all.


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As long as the weather stays dry, it should be a safe Christmas for driving. But a small amount of moisture would be be okay for me. Boise could use a little wind as well, to mix up our air. When I lived in MH, it seemed like the only time the wind stopped was to change directions. :-)


-- Posted by wh67 on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 2:36 PM

I agree, the air is yuck!

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 4:41 PM

Happy holidays Roy and congratulations on your sobriety. Not an easy thing to do (quit) or maintain.

I have a good friend that just woke up one morning and decided no more. This person has been sober for 20 years.

I hope you have a great holiday season.

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 10:56 AM

Merry Christmas Roy, it's a pleasure knowing you. Please don't stay away long, and be safe "out there"

We appreciate you!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 7:11 PM

Merry Christmas Roy and if you ever want to talk let me know I will email you might cell number

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 7:39 PM


-- Posted by lamont on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 12:42 AM

One day at a time and sometimes one minute at a time. A simple rule that we all need to live with.

Merry Christmas Roy.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 9:22 PM

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Almost 65 and retired. Raised by an East Coast liberal. I am also a child of the sixties.