If you have the DESIRE to stop drinking
or using then u r in the right place.
ADMITTING you are POWERLESS over
alcohol and or drugs is the first step.
ACCEPTING IT is the next
Then BELIEVING in Something Greater
than you to help you stay clean or sober
Hi Im Sharon and Im an Alcoholic.
By the Grace of my HP and people
like you here in SR i havent had a
drink of alcohol since 8-11-90. For
that Im truely grateful.
I thought i could control my drinking
but i couldnt no matter how hard i tried.
It was Feb 90 when i had a bad accident
which sent me to the hospital for 10
with them removing my spleen or i would
have bled to death.
Then a few months i healed nicely to
only pick up a drink after my pain
meds didnt have any pain to heal
anymore....i didnt realize then that
the progression of my disease was
very rapid. In Aug. 90 I tried to end
my miserable life. So a hand full of pain
pills and left over wine i down it and
off to wake no more.
Thank God that attempt didnt follow
thru....my family stepped in and had
a court order to have me picked up
and admitted to a 28 day inpatiant rehab
It was there that i picked up the tools
and knowledge of recovery to learn to
stay sober one day at a time.
I took and followed suggestions freely
given to me as my life depended on
it when i was released.
I heard many times in the many
meeting i went to about how
when u get sober it screws up
ones drinking career.
You have been in treatment and
programs, so u have the knowledge
of what it takes to stay sober or clean.
However...for me...i had realize that
alcohol or any kind of drug in my
system is "poison" to me.
I also had to get rid of people, places
and things that would remind me of
Today, i still follow the 12 Steps provided
to us located in the Big Book.
If i EVER think i know all there is to
know about this program or my
britches are to big for this program,
then i will surely get drunk, go crazy...
or die....and for me ive been drunk before
and i was admitted to the looney bin and
i almost died....
Today...my only purpose in life is, is to
help other alcoholic or people in
recovery by sharing my own Experiences,
strengths and hopes with them.
And to apply the 12 Steps to my everyday
life to the best of my ability.
One day at a time.
Thanks for letting me share.
"A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED"
Baton Rouge, La.
I turn my will and life over to the care of a Power greater than I on a daily basis for guidance, care and protection.