• God, grant me the.. what now? Serenity?

    When I first heard someone mention serenity in these rooms, I wasn’t sure what to think. It seemed like such a lofty goal, and if I’m being honest, a bit of a reach. […]

  • The life I led as an addict was not easy, nor was it enjoyable. Were there good times? Sure, but the bad outweighed them, and by a lot. I need to remember that, and to remember how much it really hurt there at the […]

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  • While reading through a meeting the other day, someone’s share about hitting rock bottom piqued my interest. They had accepted it and they were grateful for it, happy to have finally ceased making the problem […]

    • Hi billfitz here….happy sober fathers day

    • I think maybe you saw my share, I hit rock bottom early this year, and I had another chance at working the program even though the rock bottom was not an alchoholic relapse, it was a workoholic thing that was going on with me. I am in workholic anonymous now as a result!. If it
      was not my share that you are referring to your in amazing blog then I am thankful for reading your writing!.

  • “Resentment is the number one offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.” (Big Book, pg. 64)
    I sometimes resent my resentments. I know what they are, I know that they’re mostly irrational, and I […]

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  • I don’t think I’ve mentioned my best friend in this blog before.

    I’m sure you don’t know her. She doesn’t speak much English and doesn’t have any troubling addictions. She isn’t in recovery as we are, she […]

    • I love this article. It should be easy for us as people to be accepting of life as our beloved pets.
      Love, loyalty, and trust on both sides is indeed a higher power and a beautiful thing.

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  • I’ve dealt with depression, among other mental health issues, for most of my life. Having been in counseling since the age of seven, I’m fairly sure that my alcoholism and drug use weren’t the root cause of this, […]

    • It is amazing as an Alcoholic to read your blog!!! I am 11 years and 3 months sober!!! I am go Meeting everyday!!!: Today I found this website for the first time!!! I am learning use it, hopefully I would not be discouraged. The Oracle says: ” Know Thy Self” and you are doing that! The clarity that mental illness and addiction like Alcoholism, and Drug addiction need different approaches: This is true, I agree with you!!!: I find myself when I get too confident denying that I have a mental illness and only focusing on the 12 Step program. Thank for such an amazing Blog.

  • Like most middle-class, suburban Americans, I was raised on a healthy diet of exceptionalism. I believed, without a doubt, that my life had some greater meaning. I may have suffered humble beginnings, but I was […]

  • I’ve been at this for a long time. Not as long as many others, of course, but half of my life has been spent in these rooms.

    You wouldn’t know it from looking at me — well, you probably would, but let me have […]

  • “… and I’m an alcoholic.”

    It took me a long time to say those words, and even longer to mean it.

    I’m not sure if alcoholics are contrarian by nature, even if we are typecast as a rowdy, incorrigible bunch. […]

    • Raul replied 6 months ago

      I think it works but my head is the one that don’t help so much and take to another choices and I’m having troubles tu make the right choices

  • Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered […]

  • I’ve always looked up to astronauts, even if I consider them to be brave and foolish in equal measure.

    They aren’t just tough — they’re smart, and courageous. They further the cause of science and advance the […]

  • I try not to let alcohol’s dominance of the cultural zeitgeist get to me. I used to drink socially, many moons ago, and I didn’t always abuse it. There are a lot of people out there who can drink without […]

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  • “He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies.” (Orwell, Animal Farm)
    There’s a saying in Brazil — I write this as if I’ve ever bee […]

  • “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.”
    Until you’re ready to make an honest attempt at recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous’ first step seems trivial. I didn’t take it […]

  • “My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive.” (The Best of Bill, pg. 46)
    When we welcome someone new into these rooms, it’s kind of an exciting thing for those of us with some […]

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