I’m not sure how I got here. One minute, my life was normal and the next it was a disaster. I had no idea what was happening to me or why I couldn’t stop drinking alcohol.
It’s been a long and difficult process but thankfully, things have turned around for me in recent months…
Daily Reflections August 16
We might next ask ourselves what we mean when we say that we have “harmed” other people. What kinds of “harm” do people do one another, anyway? To define the word “harm” in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 80
I had been to Eighth Step meetings, always thinking “I really haven’t harmed many people.”
But the time came when I wrote my list out and it was not as short as I thought. The need for love led me into relationships that were a lot more complicated than they seem at first glance.
Do you sometimes neglect to do good in your relationships because of drinking?
I had a hard time making calls, going out with friends and family, or even just sending cards. But now that my life is sober and clean from alcohol addiction, it’s been so helpful for me to reflect on these missed opportunities- they’ve made me grateful for the people who are still there after all this!
I hope that by reading this blog post, you have learned what it takes to be a recovering alcoholic and how the Eighth Step can help lead you on your journey.
If there is anything else we can do for you in regards to sobriety or any other needs—please feel free to reach out!
We are here for all of our readers with open arms and ears.