Being Sober
elan gale
19017

I am very happy for you, I want to add a distinction.

There is a difference between a drinking problem and alcoholism slash addiction. There is a point for each individual when drinking becomes a disease.

Alcoholics lose the power of choice, when the sickness is untreated.

I would like anyone who who is questioning why? Or if I’m an alcoholic to follow this link to page 30 of the AA -Alcoholics Anonymous.

http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

Here are the first 2 paragraphs

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we
were real alcoholics. No person likes to think
he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows.
Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers
have been characterized by countless vain attempts
to prove we could drink like other people. The idea
that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his
drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal
drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing.
Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.

We learned that we had to fully concede to our 
in-nermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the
first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like
other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.

peace and happy thoughts

pauz