Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote really hit me today. I didn't start drinking or using with the intent of becoming an addict. I started because I liked the way it made me feel...or not feel. Well both actually. Drinking in the beginning was my "liquid courage." I was outgoing, but it gave me courage to talk to guys. Looking back now, I see that wasn't the way to go about it. Drinking and using didn't make me more sexy, it actually made me less attractive. Once I continued this way of life, I began to not feel, or deal with life, and I liked that too. I didn't have to deal with the feelings of disappointment or rejection, I just drank and used to not have to deal with it. But not dealing with it, didn't make it go away. Because when I got sober, I had a lot of things that were still there that I needed to deal with. We need to find other ways of meeting our needs than with drugs or alcohol, and there are a lot of them out there. :) Today, I go to church, AA meetings, and have a good support system. I talk about my problems, instead of running from them. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.