Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mixed Meetings Early in Recovery

Alcoholism and addiction aside, men and women have a natural and chemical desire to be together. We are wired to meet, fall in love and start a family. Meeting that guy or gal and getting to know them is exciting and fun. Spending time together makes us feel happy and makes us feel more whole. Everybody should experience dating and eventually finding that right person and making a life together. The question is, is this an experience we should have early in sobriety?? Continue reading

Cunning, Baffling and Powerful

Cunning, Baffling and Powerful!!! The disease of addiction has always kept me on my toes. I have had times of weakness when I thought I was strong. Slick gets in my head and tries to tell me, one time won’t hurt you…you can stop! RIGHT! I tried that once, failed miserably and take it from me…it wasn’t worth it! Three years ago I was in a hospital room staring down at my son that was only minutes old and I couldn’t believe that the promises were coming true in my life.  Continue reading

My Three A’s in my AA

With the help of a sponsor and a relationship with a Higher Power I have done all 12

Steps laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some days I didn’t want to do
any let alone some of them but I knew from what I have seen in my life and efforts
before that I had to. If i wanted results I then had to put in the work. I have seen what
happens to those who don’t stick around these rooms of recovery. Who don’t do the
work. I have been to far too many funerals. I’ve realized it’s so much more than just
attending meetings. Today I work a program that breaks down to Trust in God, Clean
House and Help Others. It wasn’t always the case. Before my sponsor agreed to work
with me he asked me three questions, “Do you want to stop drinking?” “Are you willing
to go to any lengths to stay sober?” and “Will you help others when called upon?”. I
answered yes to all three. We may not want to do some things but being willing is
good enough. At first. Continue reading