Tag Archives: drugs

The home stretch – my 2nd-last post

One of the rewarding results of writing this gratitude blog has been the conversations with people who are curious about A.A.. Some have questions about the program itself, others want to talk about why they don’t like A.A., and others … Continue reading

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Do whatever helps

Last week I mentioned that I rarely go to A.A. meetings these days. When I first sobered up, I went to meetings regularly. Some people have found going to 90 A.A. meetings in 90 days a great way to get … Continue reading

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Breathe, just breathe

Some people have asked me if I can drink again after 25 years of sobriety. I really believe I can’t because my addictions are still present in my life. I have days when some of my old negative thinking is … Continue reading

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The dangers of alcohol for women (and some men)

This is another unusual blog post for me, about rape. Although there is more information available about rape worldwide, it does not stop rape from happening: whether it is the recent rape of a young woman by local high school … Continue reading

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“Sorry” is a powerful word

Step 10 of the A.A. program is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” For me, taking personal inventory is all about being honest with myself. Early in my drinking and drugging days, I … Continue reading

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The best gift of all

Last week I wrote about how February was a big month in my sobriety. Getting my 9-month chip was very important, but finding out that I was pregnant 25 years ago was such a huge gift. I very much wanted … Continue reading

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Many ways to show gratitude

Ever since my mid-teens, I’ve been a volunteer. Even when I was at the depths of my drinking and drugging, I did volunteer work. No doubt I made mistakes, sometimes because I spent the night before – and into the … Continue reading

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