Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I WANTED TO LAUGH

BUT IT WASN'T FUNNY YET

Back in 1997 when I was going through a divorce I picked up an Alcoholics Anonymous book. I could hardly believe the way it was written, and how relivant it seemed to what I was going through.
I had a heartache that I was powerless over, and I found that in the twelve step program that AA is famous for, you could substitute the word “Alcohol” with “Drugs” or ‘Gambling” or “Hoarding” or “Heartache” and the text, the program, would still make sense
I’ve been addicted from everything from Bubble-up to Bowling, from Speed to Sex, and I now find myself very actively involved in a program designed to enable the addict to stay clean the rest of their life.

What I find really amazing is the number of people in these meetings that have been clean and sober for 20 years, and they still come, and they still recognize the first tenet of the program:

We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that
our lives had become unmanageable.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ME? Powerless? Hah! I have the power to make a wreck of my life anytime I want to! See my post above for elucidation.

Best, UF MIke

leslie said...

Hi Bullets! One day at a time will eventually add up to 20 years. ;)