SOBRIETY is not an impossible dream!
Jim Neighbors sang it best…WE CAN DO IT! It’s NOT impossible to get and stay sober.
But why not get some help with the job? When I attempted to get sober I knew nothing about living sober. So I went to sober school. It was my choice to go to A.A. It was my choice to stay sober. I didn’t know I had a choice but I found out different. We all have a choice it’s just that the lies in our heads want us to believe different. We have a choice whether or not to drink today.
When you are your own worst enemy it’s a good idea to invoke an army of fellows and facts to war against the self-defeating lies that your own head creates. Maybe you are not as sick as I was, I lived most of my life in a haze of drug addiction. The 12 Steps, group therapy, and seeking God are how I have stayed sober by the Grace of God for nearly 10 years.
Choose your favorite 12 step program and get a home group. Go to a meeting every day and then ask someone to be your sponsor. Ask the person that you relate to most. If they say “no” ask someone else that you relate to when they share in a 12 step meeting. Next work the 12 steps. Open-up in meetings no matter how scared you are and tell people how you feel and where you are at psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.
Buy a Twelve and Twelve and a Big Book and make sure that you are grasping each step as you do it. This website has the Big Book available for 99 cents. (First 164 pages, which is all you need). Make sure at some point that you get some outside help. There are many people in A.A. that are prejudiced against therapy. However our literature (A.A.) states that alcohol is just a symptom of a deeper sickness.
If we don’t deal with our core issues we will not recover at a core level. And then when we have no-one left to blame for the way we feel, we might be alone and suicidal. It’s best to open up to at least one person and tell them the worst things we have ever done. Make a fear list, write down core fears of loss and insecurities. If you don’t have any then your not human. It’s because of fear, childhood neglect, abuse and insecurities that most people self-medicate. Therefore it’s important to get to the cause of our addiction. Shame and false pride will fight you on this. There are a million and one reasons not to revisit the past to clear up childhood traumas but that’s where the answers to our underlying issues can be found and released most likely.
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