Control issues and alcoholism

Control Issues

November 3, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

Alcoholics and control issues What are the control issues that sometimes drive alcoholics? Are they different from the ones that affect more balanced people? In all likelihood, they are similar. There appears to be only one significant difference. Alcoholics are driven by “self-will.” (BB p.62) Any attempt at successfully exerting control over their circumstances and […]

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Honesty, open-mindedness, willingness

Honesty Open-mindedness Willingness

October 14, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

H.O.W. – an acronym for honesty, open-mindedness and willingness Not long after coming to AA, the alcoholic mental fog began to clear. I kept hearing people at meetings sharing about something called the H.O.W. of the program. I was soon told that H.O.W. is an acronym for Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness. Members at meetings were […]

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Loneliness vs Solitude

Solitude

September 14, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

The agony of early recovery After putting down the alcohol, it didn’t take long to find out why I drank. The early days of recovery were deeply traumatic. Daily meetings were the only place in the world where anything made any sense. Getting sober was like tearing a band-aid off a festering wound. Without alcohol, […]

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