Why i’m Insane
i drank for 28 years and the drinks i liked the most weren’t beer or wine or whiskey. My favorite drinks were mojitos and daiquiris and Mike’s Hard Lemonade—drinks where i couldn’t taste the booze.
i drank for 28 years and my drinking hurt my relationship with my kids, my wife, my girlfriends, my friends, my job, my health. i drank despite the financial burden, the hangovers and the smack downs and the lost phones, keys, money, stolen camera, dangerous situations, flirting with death…
[We] Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
When i went into the program, i thought, “OK, sure, i’m an alcoholic but insane? That seems a little harsh.”
Then i realized, i drank for almost 30 years despite the damage i was doing and despite the fact i don’t even like the taste of alcohol.
Another helping of insanity, anyone?
Posted on October 28, 2011, in AA Step Work, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, AA Step 2, AA Steps, Alcohol Insanity, Alcohol Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Insanity, Recovery, Step 2, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.