My latest (and, God-willing, last) sobriety date is 08/10/17.
Skip to the Solution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb6yDipWCL0&t=78m6s
“There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.” – Pg 58 of Alcoholics Anonymous
It took me an hour and a half to get it all out, but I have the gift of gab and just said whatever my heart wanted me to say. You don’t have to watch it all in one sitting, but please allow me to get to the Solution!
I thought alcohol was my “drug of choice,” but through experience (relapse) and “research” (sarcasm) I realized I’m simply an addict in general. I belong to 3 fellowships right now: Alcoholics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families (ACA), and Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), which deals with dual diagnosis of addiction and mental illness.
If I can help just one fellow traveler in this journey (not destination) of recovery, I will have been of service. And whomever I have helped will be keeping ME sober in return. I am currently working the Steps with my sponsor so I am not sponsoring other women yet, but I look forward to that opportunity and perhaps a job in social work. Thank you for letting me share. May God bless you and keep you.
Online resources I utilize for recovery:
InTheRooms.com (Interactive video meetings!)
Sober Grid app (“Facebook” for people in recovery)
Books I recommend for recovery:
Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families, Alcoholics Anonymous, As Bill Sees It by Bill W., Keep It Simple by Anonymous, Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr, The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori, The Journey from Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson, The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr, The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon, The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz, The Twelve Steps and Dual Disorders by Tim Hamilton and Pat Samples, Today I Will Do One Thing by Anonymous, Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor