Tag: Community-support-for-alternative-recovery

The Gift

I’ve never been to AA but awhile back I read chunks of the Big Book on my own to check out the content. I remember reading about The Gift of Desperation and I didn’t really understand it.  To feel so powerless and defeated?  That’s not how I wanted to go about sobriety. But now that

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The Key is Endurance

The Key is Endurance

To all of you who are in a world of pain right now, if you can’t believe in yourself then believe in me.

Believe in me and every other person like me who has done a hundred Day 1s but kept fighting.

How to get From Here to There

I’ve been pondering the question of how to get from here to there…..here of course being addicted to alcohol and there being free from alcohol. This is a very different thing to ‘not drinking’. Not drinking is very hard work! It assumes that drinking is desirable but for some reason we aren’t very good at

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Staying Sober when Pink Becomes Grey

About the malaise phase, or as it can be more succinctly described , “Meh.” When I first got sober with AA, I took an air balloon ride above EVERYTHING. I was suddenly FREE of daily drinking, over-drinking, hating myself, waking every morning staring into the Face of Regret, breaking daily promises to myself, degrading absolutely

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Thought for the Day

Wash Rinse Repeat. Drink Drunk Shame.
–or–
Wash Rinse Repeat. Think Feel Evolve. Keep going…
You make the choice of course. It’s up to you- Find a community online online that you can access instantly throughout the day. Read, write, share and talk everyday. Every single day.