It can be difficult to stay on track when you’re trying to get sober. Every day is a new opportunity to make the right choices, and it’s easy to fall off the wagon if you’re not careful.
That’s why it’s important to have daily reflections, so you can constantly remind yourself of your goals and what matters most.
Today, let’s take a look at some of the challenges that alcoholics face during their recovery, and how we can overcome them.
Daily Reflections February 2
Characteristic of the so-called typical alcoholic is a narcissistic egocentric core, dominated by feelings of omnipotence, intent on maintaining at all costs its inner integrity. . . . Inwardly the alcoholic brooks no control from man or God. He, the alcoholic, is and must be the master of his destiny. He will fight to the end to preserve that position.A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 311
The great mystery is that there are those who die alcoholic deaths, fighting to preserve their independence while others seem to sober up effortlessly in A.A..
The gift of sobriety came when an otherwise unexplained desire for stop drinking coincided with my willingness accept the suggestions from men and women at meetings; only by reaching out could I be rescued – this time not just spiritually but physically as well too!
It is my hope that this story will motivate others to do the same. I want people to understand how they can find sobriety and release themselves from their addiction through God or any higher power of their choosing, but also with help from other alcoholics who have been sober for a long time.
If you are struggling with alcoholism, please know that there is always another way out. You just need to be willing to ask for it.