The comments are made through good intention but not always from a place of love, awareness or understanding.tyg wrote:This is a fatal illness so out of love and concern people in the rooms are going to probably keep suggesting the basics to help that person get(and stay) on solid ground to recovery.so i ask you please to think before you comment, i was asking for understanding and support! Not a list of what to do and how to do it.
Welcome Robert...so glad you made it back!!
Your experience is going to be helpful to many others. Soon, you will not be regretting the past. You have a whole NEW life ahead of you now. Drifting into worry, remorse or morbid reflection only diminishes our usefulness to others, blocks God consciousness and keeps us from appreciating the journey we are on now.
I had six years and relapsed. I was out there for almost 3 years. I wanted to be sober again but i had a really tough time getting dry. The powerlessness and loss of choice in drink is baffling. I lost a lot and began experiencing severe brain damage symptoms. Guess it took what it took and had to go through what I did to understand that there will be times I have no mental defense against that first drink. My knowledge and willpower is not enough and that, my defense must come from a higher power.
Alcoholism wants me dead or miserable. It is a daily reprieve (of all our shortcomings) contingent on our spiritual fitness. "We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us. pg 35"
I do appreciate the comments and support! Of coursd i do but some slightly misguided.