“Acceptance was the answer,” was the Chapter’s title so many told me to read. (page 407) But what was the question? Over the years many questions popped up because of choices my drinking enabled. At twenty-three, I asked my reflection
I can’t pinpoint the moment when it dawned on me, but it was an A-HA! moment that changed my prayer life. That moment was momentous, when I realized other people, different places or more or less things would not
Running a marathon is a good analogy for what recovery has been. In this pandemic, however, recovery can feel like running a three-legged race, tied too often to a lame companion – habits, hang-ups and hurts that hobble my progress!
How will I know if AA will work for me is not a unique question; when I asked, I did not understand that AA’s working for me depended upon my working what was suggested. The suggestions and stories of other
A slip happens because we didn’t follow the directions for maintaining daily sobriety. (Dr. Silkworth on Slips) I have a hard time following directions – I like to improvise . . . adapt, rework, and yes I ignore stuff. But I’ve
The holidays can be magical . . . and menacing. For some of us in recovery, Christmas may stir up memories of love, warmth, and security; or, their approach may be the first rung on a slippery spiral into painful
Who plans a slip? No one right? Well, the bottle doesn’t just appear out of nowhere, does it? – and no one ties us down and forces a drink down our throats, do they? I heard an AA say, of