Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a recovering alcoholic/addict. I have really learned that being alone and being lonely are two different things. If you can be comfortable with yourself by yourself, you are not lonely. When I was drinking, I was lonely and isolating myself. I avoided going to family functions, to friend's houses, anything. I didn't want to be around anyone else, none the less myself. I was sulking in my own miserableness. I had to learn to ask others for help. " We gradually and carefully pull ourselves out of the isolation and loneliness of addiction and into the mainstream of life." Basic Text p. 35. I need the fellowship of other people to continue getting better. I cannot do it alone. There is another little saying I like. " You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. Here is a poem I wrote.
i've been hiding
won't let you in
brick by brick
building this wall
burying my soul
I felt so alone, but I built the wall myself, and now must slowly tear it down brick by brick. Well, that's all for today, Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.