Alcoholism: – The disease of perception

The matrix of untreated alcoholism

December 12, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

Getting sober in AA I soon found out why I drank after getting sober. Early recovery was awful. I will never forget what my mental and emotional state was like after putting down the alcohol. If I knew how traumatic my new sober life was going to be, I’m not sure I would have ever […]

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The geographical cure

December 5, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

What is a geographical cure? When the alcoholic fog began to clear, I was able to pay attention and listen at meetings. I started to hear words and phrases that I had never heard before. In AA, I discovered a whole new language. Some unusual expressions became a part of my AA vocabulary. They described […]

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The alcoholic – An egomaniac with an inferiority complex

Egomania

October 26, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

A contradiction in terms Soon after I arrived in AA, I heard a bizarre description of the alcoholic personality. The alcoholic is “an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.” What a strange definition! It seemed like a complete contradiction. How can you have a big ego and suffer from an inferiority complex at the same time? A person […]

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