Today I am grateful that there is a solution to addiction.
I’m grateful for all my friends who not only live beautiful lives free from drug and alcohol addiction but who also help others find the solution. I love you all. You are blessings in my life. You have encouraged me when I was going through hard things.
For those who want to stop using or drinking, there really is a way to stop. The first step is admitting you are powerless and your life has become unmanageable.
To find a meeting near you, go to www.aa.org.
For those who haven’t heard the story…
A few months after The Accident, I wanted to drink. A lot. I wanted to keep alcohol in the house to drink away the pain. To stop hurting.
I’d seen too many I love in addiction. I’d watched my mom drink away her pain. Until the alcohol stopped working.
I didn’t drink, but I wanted to.
So I went to some meetings.
The people there loved me.
I knew I wasn’t an alcoholic, but the only requirement for membership is a desire to quit drinking. I also knew if I took one step in that direction – towards numbing my grief and pain in alcohol – I knew I could easily end up in addiction. So I went where I had seen others find a solution.
I am grateful for my friends at AA who welcome me and loved me through that time. They shared their lives and their stories to help me not go down a path with which they are very familiar.
If you need help, there is a solution.