Listening to the side effects of some of these new drugs advertised on television makes me wonder why anyone in their right mind would ever take them. But, given some of the medical conditions they are designed to help, patients
“Who are you to say there is no God?” (AA Big Book, 4th ed., page 56)
Twelve step programs introduced me to the idea that a God might be real. Bible study introduced me to the God who is real, and who had the patience and plan for me to sober up.
Some of the AA slogans are acrostics. These are simple directions to keep us sane and sober. They work best when we follow them. One of my favorites is KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. It got me through the recent holidays
Putting down the drink is not a lifetime guaranteed pass to a pink cloud; bumping into reality hurts. I still need the fellowship, strength and hope that AA meetings offer! And the good orderly direction that is freely available if
A reminder in my struggle against alcohol, an impulse to drink or use isn’t a reason to pick up. From a former pastor: “What I have to tell myself over and over again: To act on my impulses is a
Living each day without relying on alcohol to either numb or cheer me up has meant rethinking lots of goals and objectives. I never thought about goals or objectives because all I wanted to do was enjoy alcohol. I wanted to
Remember God Right smack in the middle of page 121 in The Twelve Traditions and The Twelve Steps is the reason I can get myself all in a swivet – which may lead to a dangerous place. “. . .
That’s a question I asked myself for a decade even though I kinda, sorta knew the answer. There are all kinds of checklists now, some that differentiate between the social drinker, the heavy drinker and the problem drinker. (For example,
Living by slogans seemed silly: easy does it first things first live and let live but for the grace of god think……think…….think one day at time let go and let god But slogans are an integral part of recovery programs.