Seen & Heard: Everyone Could Benefit from the 12 Steps

I get a quote in my email from the Alcoholics Anonymous publication, AA Grapevine. A few days ago the quote was something that I have thought for a long time. It said: “While I wouldn’t recommend that anyone become an alcoholic, I believe that sober alcoholics living the AA way of life have been blessed … Continue reading Seen & Heard: Everyone Could Benefit from the 12 Steps

Am I a Dry Drunk?

In addiction recovery, complacency breeds old behavior, which can quickly lead to unnecessary problems, including relapse. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous explains complacency on page 85. It says, “It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for … Continue reading Am I a Dry Drunk?

Sober, Not Perfect

Have you ever done something that you knew would have negative consequences and then instantly regretted it? Recently, I did that. I used to do that a lot - when I was drinking. Admittedly, the regret usually came later then, not right away. This time though, I wasn't drinking, I had my wits about me, … Continue reading Sober, Not Perfect