When ‘Better’ Becomes Normal

To misquote Woody Allen, “Sobriety is like sex: When it’s good, it’s really really good, and when it’s bad.. it’s still pretty damn good.”*

My life is immeasurably better now that i’m sober than it was eight months ago. There’s only one small problem with this and that’s the improvement is so regular it’s becoming routine. Complacency is a risk, because complacency leads to a relapse.

When ‘better’ has become normal, where do you go for ‘good’?

Easy, a meeting.


*The original quote goes, “Sex is a lot like pizza: When it’s good, it’s really really good and when it’s bad…it’s still pretty good.”


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on September 17, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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