Another day, and feeling relieved to be sober on a Saturday night. I confess I'm dubious about social networking as a way to develop a support system, but I've been wrong about so many things. I'll give it a go, and thank you for your warm welcome.
I read "Drinking - A Love Story" a couple of years ago. It's an amazing piece of writing, fearless. Late in the book when she's writing about maintaining sobriety and having tea w/her friend I thought "I want that." It didn't change my drinking then, but I didn't forget that fuzzy picture of a better life.
Lake Lady - You're brave to start a cleanse now! I seem to be hooked on caramel-flavored anything these days. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Ken - An AA thread might be a good idea. The 12 steps mystify me. And it would be nice to have a place to ask questions about and discuss some of the challenges of working in a recovery group. As for the emotional ride, well, there are lots of things to see once the fog clears. Anger and frustration feels like a storm; it wipes me out. But at least now I know I'm angry. I used to drink and wonder why nobody could admit that I was right. It's no way to find peace and contentment.
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