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|02-22-2014, 08:31 PM||#61 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Central USA
"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."
|02-23-2014, 05:41 AM||#62 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago IL
My crazy FBI brain (family bureau of investigation) keeps telling me to check up on him. But that's all pointless. Whether RAH is at a meeting, not at a meeting, drinking, not drinking does not matter. It does not matter because no matter what he is doing, he will be plagued by addict thinking for a long time. I need to recognize that, accept that, and decide how to live with that.
For now, I am content living with that. I will keep working on my codie brain.
Thanks NYCDoglvr for enlightening me.
"The amazing transformation of a caterpillar, a lowly worm, into a glorious flying creature is hard to believe. But because we have actually seen a butterfly we can hope for other transformations invisible to the eye."
|02-23-2014, 12:59 PM||#63 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York, NY
|02-23-2014, 05:40 PM||#64 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
I like how it addresses the difficult issue on whether its a disease or choice.
In my anger and resentment, I sided with the 'choice' option, as its a persons choice to pick up their very first beer, shot, joint, whatever.
But it'll snare people and turn a loving mother(like my AW) into an addict. I knew her for more than half my life and she's just someone I barely know anymore.
It's even more sad when I see the early videos of her and the kids when they alot younger, and it breaks my heart.
Good article, nonetheless.
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|05-11-2014, 05:15 PM||#67 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Blog Entries: 8
and they can still be master manipulators even when sober.
|05-21-2014, 09:05 PM||#70 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
I have heard that before that alcoholics "have to drink." And have to admit that it is something that I can't wrap my brain around. But, is just something I have to accept that I will never understand. It's one of those things like you just stop looking for the hidden bottles because all it accomplishes is driving me crazy. It doesn't change a thing. One thing that I liked from the article is how it said that alcoholism was both a disease and a choice. Thank you, thank you for that acknowledgement. It's a good article.
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