If you are looking for an alcoholism definition you won’t find it here. After 12 plus years of meetings, reading, and praying I am yet to find it. Is alcoholism a disease? I don’t know. I love all the Dr. Gabor Mate says about the feelings of addicts and the trauma that seems to cause […]
4 Ways to End The Alcoholic Torture “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Gandhi Die It is a fact that most alcoholics will die in their illness – that is, without recovering. According to ‘National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, June 2017’, 80,000 […]
I drank for 27 years from the ages of 14 to 42 before being so sick that my doctor told me I had 6 months to live and my girlfriend at the time, Cathy took me to AA. I was kicking and screaming and intellectually justifying and rationalizing. I was a fruitcake. I even read […]
“Made a list of all people we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all” This is Step 8 ….in AA ‘s original 12 Step program of recovery. THIS IS TOUGH. For anyone who has not been taken through the wringer by addiction, this list is never gonna happen. No one is […]
For years I have had something wrong with me. Maybe you do too. Low Self Worth For whatever reasons I did not believe I was worth a lot, and it’s taken me 55 years of naval gazing and alcoholic drinking to come to this conclusion. I am reading the ‘You Are Not Alone Guide’ by […]
Our lives can take unexpected turns and twists too. In fact, none of our lives have proceeded with the direction, velocity or consequences that were expected. Sometimes I think that if I didn’t have such expectations then my outcomes would be easier to accept.