Showing posts with label 11th step. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 11th step. Show all posts

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Ripple Effect

When I started writing this blog in August of 2011, I never thought that anyone would really read it.  I mean, my life and my views on sobriety aren't really that interesting....

Ok, I'm not going to lie, I hoped that people would read it.  I'm not going to say that I have no ego at all....

In my dreams, I hoped that I was talking to that one still sick and suffering addict out there who needed help.  To their families who needed explanation as to why their loved one was addicted and why they couldn't "just stop."
It's not until we step back that we see how our actions
impact the world around us...

It's my way of paying it forward to the community of people who gave so much to me and helped me to get
through one of the toughest times of my life.  And, not the least of which, I write to stay sober myself.

It's important to understand that addicts are never "cured".  It never goes away.  I've been clean and sober since I was 17 years old.  And it's never over.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Maintenance.

I don't know, but I think that lots of non-addicts think that you get sober and.... Well, and that's it.

But it's not. 

That's why there are steps.  Believe it or not, it takes a lot of work on a daily basis to stay sober.  Ah, yes.  The maintenance steps... [rolling eyes]

The last three steps of the twelve are something that you're supposed to work on every day for... Um, well, for forever.