I, like many others who found themselves in a cyber-community learning to develop a better attitude towards alcohol, had a visceral horror of AA. With me, it was very personal. My drunk brain lay virtually all of the blame for my misfortunes down to the fact that my ex-husband became so involved, so wedded to
A smile and a kind word: Try to treat everyone I come into contact with as a real person, not like a “transaction”. It makes a lot more difference than we might think.
Whether you’re on the beach in the sweltering heat in Australia or bundled up in the snow in the north the booze is wrapped in gold paper with a bow on top and it’s most likely 25% off ” such a deal!” NOTHING sells like booze in December.
It is pretty common for people new to a life sober to feel some angst about being “different” from everyone else who “gets to” go out and drink. Everyone gets to go out drinking but me! What will I do with myself? Why Can’t I Be Like Everyone Else? What makes you think you aren’t?