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How Treatment Becomes a Part of Our Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2020 1:04:48 PM / by John MacDougall posted in drinking, addiction, relapse, Recovery, treatment, alcohol, drink, disease, alcoholics, desire

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Step One of Alcoholics Anonymous tells me that I am powerless over alcohol when I drink it. Step One of Al-Anon tells me that I am powerless over alcohol when other people drink it, or when other people want to drink it. Both treatment programs, and The Retreat (which is not a treatment program) are powerless over alcohol and addiction when the people in them want to drink.

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Building the Ship While We Sailed It

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by John D. posted in sobriety, drinking, meeting, alcohol, drink, friend, tears, meetings

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If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in god, drink, cookies, craving, mind, chocolate, desire, temptation, thought

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Powerlessness is not Hopelessness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 5:48:56 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in drinking, alcoholism, reactions, alcohol, drink, disease, things, person

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