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Used 2013-02-04 Screwed Over  (Al K Hall Anonymous recovery alcoholism sobriety)

Screwed Over

i know a guy more sober than his 5 years. During a more emotional than usual share, he described the relief he felt upon desperately entering the program, saying through his tears, “The difference between a sliver of hope and no hope is huge.”

That you have chosen to visit this blog shows you have not given up. Your reading this proves you still have hope, and this is huge.

Now, continue to do the next right thing.

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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. http://about.me/AlKHall

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. That’s a great share – thanks for sharing that with us.
    Hope was about the only thing I had when I got out of treatment and had already been in AA for about two weeks. I didn’t have a place to stay, really (I had been kicked out), no job, not much money, no prospects, and not much else going for me. But I had some hope. And like that guy sharing said, is a huge difference between some (or a sliver) and none at all. If I had none, I wouldn’t be here typing this.

    Great message.

    • Hi, brother!

      i’m glad you made it out. Hope-fully the promises will start coming true for you sooner than later, it sounds like you need some breaks. Be strong and keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  2. “That you have chosen to visit this blog shows you have not given up. Your reading this proves you still have hope, and this is huge.”

    Indeed. Perhaps more than one could know or understand! And in more than one way/meaning, for me, anyway. It’s either hope, or stubbornness, lol. 😉

    Carry the Message’s comment is helpful to read, too. Makes me realize that one can be on the edge of falling over the cliff and yet bounce back to good things.

    xx
    Celeste

  3. So true. There was a time that I thought I was never going to get sober, but I had a sliver of hope, kept coming back. People told me, “Don’t give up till the miracle happens!”

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