When it comes to getting sober, one of the most important things to do is to develop a support system. This might include friends, family, or a 12-step program. However, for some people, developing this kind of support network can be difficult.
In fact, for some alcoholics, staying sober is something that they have to do completely on their own. If you find yourself in this situation, know that you’re not alone.
Today we’re going to be looking at some tips for surviving and thriving as an alcoholic who doesn’t have a support system.
Daily Reflections December 21
When working with a man and his family, you should take care not to participate in their quarrels. You may spoil your chance of being helpful if you do. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 100
Trying to help a fellow alcoholic? Give them your advice. But allow the right not just for others’ mistakes, but also their healing process and personal growth!
Don’t be afraid of speaking up – this will reap benefits in return by giving attention while listening closely with empathy towards what they have going on .
The best I can do—and it sounds easier than it is to put into practice—is to listen, share personal experience, and pray for others.
This may sound like a lot of work when you’re in the middle of an addiction crisis or trying to help someone else who’s struggling with alcoholism. But if we want people to get better, there are no shortcuts; they need all three things from us (or another trusted person).
If this post has made you feel hopeful about how much good comes out of one simple act like listening, then please reach out and tell me what that felt like for you. And keep praying!