ALCOHOLISMPosted 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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