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.
Why Can’t I Be Like Everyone Else? What makes you think you aren’t? It is pretty common for people new to a life without alcohol 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
The thing about stepping off the booze elevator is that there seem to be a finite number of chances for some of us. I take the dangerousness of me drinking again very seriously. Even though I’m almost four years sober …. if I step back on that elevator I may not get off again. There is absolutely no guarantee that anyone gets off so I will not drink again no matter how harmless the people who love me think one glass of wine here and there should be for me.
It’s not harmless.