Great article. I like your take on the recovering/ recovered point of view. I myself announce myself as a recovered alcoholic. Not recovered as in I’m not an alcoholic anymore. I will be an alcoholic till the day I die. But, I am recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body, i.e. — I no longer suffer from the mental obsession or the physical craving for alcohol. But, the point I took from this is, it’s all semantics, right? I can argue till I’m blue in the face that I’m recovered, but the only thing standing between me and that bottle is my Higher Power, in my case. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. All I have is today.
Thanks for a great read and a new perspective. I like to keep an open mind for such situations as this.