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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

hate being an alcoholic?


does anyone else hate being an alcoholic or addict?

first off, is the stigma attached to the label.
with the exception of those in recovery, the
general public has no conception of what it
feels like to be in our shoes.

next is the constant scrutiny of when we are
going to screw up.
many of our past attempts and failures give
people good reason to be suspicious.

the thing i miss the most is the social aspect.
whether it was the beer at the ball park, or
choosing a wine for dinner, there was something
enticing about drinking for relaxation or just
lessening the inhibitions(shy folks know what i mean)

of course no one misses the final stages of compulsive
drinking; but for those who took a long time to get to
that stage, there are good memories to draw from.

so until someone invents a pill that allows me
to drink safely, i will keep those former days as just that; memories

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MICKY said...
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Shadow said...

ezlike they said in rehab... you dare not remember the good times, ONLY REMEMBER THE BAD TIMES. otherwise one will end up missing it, build up resentment, end up relapsing...

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Kathy Lynne said...

I am definately not grateful to be an alcoholic. It would be much lovelier to live life without as you say, the stigma. That said, I am grateful for where my alcoholism has led me. Not sure I would have this level of self awareness or spiritual connection had I not had to go through recovery and the program of AA. If I could have the enlightenment that I have now without the alcoholism, great, just don't think it would have happened. I would have trudged through life completely unconscious. So yeah, keep the pill. I have no desire to go back.

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