“You Are No Longer Alone!”
One of the first slogans I read in the rooms of AA and my favourite to this day. There is safety in numbers and this applies ten fold to my Sobriety. I can’t do this by myself.
I have to be honest and say that for years despite the misery of my alcoholism it never actually occured to me to stop drinking. I blamed everything and everyone else for the way I felt (or didn’t feel).
After my initial introduction to AA I was delighted to feel better, physically and mentally and thought I had cracked it, that I would be on my merry way with all the ‘knowledge’ I had garnered about this filthy poison and life would now be sweet….
Within a month I was drunk and thankfully within four months I crawled back to the rooms. Back to the safety in numbers. Knowledge about this illness means nothing to me when Im left to my own devices. I need the experience and perspective of like minded people around me to keep me out of my own head and to maintain my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
I was once given great advice by another alcoholic. He said I should treat my head like a bad neighbourhood. Never venture there alone!
If anyone is out there struggling I say grab another alcoholic and share. Even two makes a meeting. Or a very small gang against alcoholism!!!
C’mon WE can do this!!!!
Oh yes we can.