The Confrontation

Lany, the assistant director of our treatment center, seemed oblivious to the fact that other people might overhear her if they’re standing next to her. I’d been editing my 1st step all morning. A 1st step is a lengthy AA assignment and we were asked to complete one during treatment. By the time I realizedContinue reading “The Confrontation”

The Shallowness And Narrow-Mindedness is Disgraceful.

I believe there are as many paths towards sobriety as there are people trying to get there. Everyone has a different story – except for the part where we drank too much. This – we all have in common. Every alcoholic can relate to and identify with why we become sober in the first place, which is theContinue reading “The Shallowness And Narrow-Mindedness is Disgraceful.”

Some People Are NOT GETTING IT. They Don’t Want To.

And I know what that’s like because I refused to change my behavior for decades. I knew that to get and to stay sober I had to become a permanent non-drinker – I just refused to do it. Yesterday, I replied to a social network post where a woman who had experienced 32 years ofContinue reading “Some People Are NOT GETTING IT. They Don’t Want To.”

Dry Drunk?! Who Coined THAT Term?

Happy people focus on what they have. Unhappy people focus on what they don’t have. It makes sense. Who said “See that guy over there? He’s been sober for 22 years and he’s just a miserable SOB. All the time. I’m going to call him a Dry Drunk and hope everyone else catches on.” AndContinue reading “Dry Drunk?! Who Coined THAT Term?”

What Is A Dry Drunk?

I know! I know! I know! It’s an insult thrown around by folks who swear by AA. It’s supposed to refer to an individual, male or female, who – though not drinking – is still behaving as though he or she is. Wait. What?! Weird, right? There’s no such thing as a Dry Drunk. AContinue reading “What Is A Dry Drunk?”

Sponsors

For those of you new to the terminology tossed around in sober and recovery circles, a sponsor is someone usually found in AA groups, but not always. Their role in AA is to guide a younger (in sober time) member through the 12 steps. But all sponsors can be immensely helpful to a new personContinue reading “Sponsors”