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I Just Want to Feel Normal

How many times have you been asked about your goals in life? Seems from high school on into adulthood, that question nudges a way into countless conversations with friends, family, and prayed-for employers. 535 more words

Willingness

Surrender to Win

There is a paradox in Alcoholics Anonymous that tells us that we must “surrender to win.” When I first entered AA, I thought that it seemed kind of crazy that I would have to surrender, or give up, in order to get better. 606 more words

Sobriety

Has it really been a year?

Has it really been a year since I last wrote on here?

I stopped writing because I gave Faith links to this site and other bloggers who write about their battles to stay sober. 612 more words

Alcoholism

Alcohol Awareness Month

It’s April and that means it’s Alcohol Awareness Month. Every year the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence sponsors this month to increase public awareness, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. 342 more words

Recovery

Promises, Promises

The 9th Step Promises of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous say:

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.

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Recovery

I'm Angry

I am angry and sad, disgusted, grateful and happy. So what led me to be this twitching mass of emotions? My past. Old wounds long ago scabbed over and faded are suddenly brought to light. 759 more words

My name is Louise. I am an alcoholic.

I *think* I said those words. I think I heard them come out of my mouth. I think my heart was pounding out my chest, and I vaguely remembering saying I have no idea what I’m saying and knew I needed to just share and say hello, and that I’ve been sober for over 6 months and I now feel like I’m going crazy and here I am and rambled a little more. 492 more words