Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I had a comment yesterday, that I thought I would reply too. Every day I say that I am a grateful RECOVERING alcoholic, not a RECOVERED alcoholic. I had someone tell me, nicely, that I should probably get a sponsor to go through the steps and I would probably be RECOVERED. Well, I disagree. I believe that recovery is a process. I have a disease that I will always struggle with. I will always be recovering. I DO have a sponsor. I HAVE worked the steps, and continue to do so on a daily basis. That will be a lifelong continuance as well. I have to for me to stay clean and sober. When I first got sober, my boss asked me how long I would go to "those meetings." I said, "Probably forever, or as long as I wanted to stay sober. People just don't go to church and become Christians and quit going, they continue to go, to learn, for fellowship with other Christians." She said, "Hmm, makes sense." So I believe, I will always be a recovering alcoholic/addict. There is nothing that I will be able to do that will make me recovered, if so that means I will be able to drink like normal people, and I KNOW that will never happen. I know the Big Book says "recovered" in it, and people can argue about that all day long, but this is just my belief, and why I say it. :) That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.