Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Learning from your own experiences is one thing, but having the opportunity to be able to learn from others should definately be taken advantage of if you have that chance. You don't have to go back out there and continue that vicious cycle, the insanity of the lie that someday it wil get better without change. Listen to someone who has been there, done that, lived it, lost it. It doesn't have to be me, but it could be. Listen to your sponsor, the old timer in your group, the newcomer, your pastor, your friend, you parents. There are so many people out there that have been through the same things are that just dont want to see you get hurt the way you did. In hindsight, I see that now. But we always see 20/20 in hindsight. This doesn't only apply to alcoholics or addicts. This goes for everyone. If I were to see someone get burned by a hot iron, should I touch the hot iron too to see if it is hot or trust the person when they tell me not ot touch it? I've learned a lot from my own expernieces, I think it's about time I start learning from other people's experiences. That's all for today. Have a great day!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.