My Experience, Strength, and Hope in Alcoholics Anonymous

Originally published on September 27th, 2017

My latest (and, God-willing, last) sobriety date is 08/10/17.

“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.

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. Thank you for letting me share.

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 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

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