Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Admitting I was different that my friends was hard. I mean I knew I was, but saying it out loud was more difficult. A lot of them could stop after one or two, but I couldn't. It wasn't just that I didn't want to, it got to the point where I couldn't. Now this is where some people don't understand. But why would I, a mother of two beautiful children, choose alcohol over them. (And I'm not making excuses here or shifting blame.) But it was the alcoholism. I am an alcoholic/addict. Once I went to treatment, and learned about it, and myself, and my triggers and how to deal with them I had to change my whole life. I had to change people, places, and things. Today, I don't want alcohol. I know what it will do to me if I were to take one sip. It took courage to say those words that first time, and I try to remember that every time I say them. That's all for today. Have a great one!
1/28/2016 02:20:29 pm
Well written!! It is very hard to admit in the beginning, but that is who we are. Being honest is a huge part of our recovery. Along with keeping an open mind for new suggestions and be willing to do the work.
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