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 β€œan 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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Control issues and alcoholism

Control Issues

November 3, 2021

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

Alcoholics and their addiction to control What is this compulsive need that alcoholics sometimes have to be controlling? Is it different from more balanced people? In all likelihood, they are not dissimilar. The Big Book of AA makes it clear what lies at the core of an alcoholic’s addiction to control. “Selfishness- self-centeredness! That we […]

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