i’m not only a binge drinker, i’m a binge lifer. In my years of active drinking, i binge drank, binge slept, binge ate… Once i began there was no halfway so there was no end and i would only stop until i blacked out, threw up or bled from it.
At work the other day i was talking to a Normal (non-alcoholic) and i showed him what kind of peanuts i’d snacked on at lunch. When he saw the half-eaten bag he said, “Wow, I could never do that. I can’t not finish a bag of food. Once I have one, I have to have them all.”
Silly me, it was only later that evening at an AA meeting that i realized what progress i’ve made in the 2 years since i went sober.
And that…that is not Peanuts.
Posted on February 2, 2013, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged alcohol, Alcohol Insanity, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, binge drinker, Compulsive, Gratitude, mental-health, Recovery, sobriety, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.