The end of the month is upon us and that means it’s time for another set of daily reflections. Today, we’ll be discussing the importance of taking care of yourself as an alcoholic.
It can be easy to forget about ourselves when we’re caught up in trying to take care of others, but it’s essential that we make time for self-care.
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our top tips on how to take care of yourself as an alcoholic.
Daily Reflections March 31
On the A.A. calendar it was Year Two. . . . A newcomer appeared at one of these groups. . . . He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well. . . . [He said], “Since I am the victim of another addiction even worse stigmatized than alcoholism, you may not want me among you.” TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 141-42
I came to you—a wife, mother, woman who had walked out on her husband and children. I was nothing: a drunk pill-head with no sense of belonging in this world or anything else for that matter.
Yet no one denied me love; caring people opened their hearts up when they saw how lost everything seemed at first glance…
Today by God’s grace we’re sober living normal lives again!
We owe it all back though because without His/her help there would have been absolutely nothing meaningfully worthwhile during those dark days.”
I used to be a lost and lonely soul. Today, I am sober and free of pills. Thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous, my life is now full of meaning and purpose.
If you are struggling with addiction or alcoholism, know that there is hope for your future—a new way of living exists in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous where we can share our experience as well as strength together so that no one need suffer alone any longer.