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Maintaining sobriety

Posted 07-10-2012 at 03:40 AM by eddie73

I am feeling very sober, but I am never fully sober in my head. Thats what I think anyway. I feel that it should be called sobriety anonymous rather than alcoholics anonymous, as it is the challenge of living sober that most people feel difficulty with. Drinking is very painful indeed, but lacks the pain of responsibility that we are repelled from. This is worth the pain sometimes, at least in the very short term. Long term it ends up being hell.

How I maintain my sobriety is a very big challenge. it involves several things and an awareness.

1 I hand over every morning. This is not up for debate. I have no difficulty doing this, as I never managed alcohol, and was always powerless over it.

2 I go to AA meetings regularly. I will not say how often as often for me would not be often for someone else.

3 I take it one day at a time.

4 I have friends that I trust and can call on regularly.

5 I avoid the situations that really cause me to be least sober. It is unfortunate that this sometimes involves declining invites to events, or leaving really early, but I have no difficulty doing this at all.

6 I eat well.

7 I get my sleep.

8 I dont try to control people or events.

Thats it.
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