Originally Posted by rosebuddy
I have been in and out of AA so many times in the last 6 or 7 years. I can't make it a month w/o drinking.
I have made the list of pro's and con's of drinking. I think part of the reason is that I have fun when I drink, and life is dull without it.
We have so much fun when we drink. We listen to rock and dance and talk and laugh.
Stick with the winners they say, and I'm definitely not a winner.
As long as you associate alcohol and drugs with having fun,there will always be a problem.
What you mistake for fun is the false sense of security that drugs and alcohol can provide.
Accentuating the negatives and eliminating the "positives" may be necessary to help staying stopped.
The thing here to remember is that this is neither a race,game or raffle;this is life;your life,to live,love and enjoy.To laugh,cry and often times remain clueless,until a possible solution appears.
AA is fine for some and a bit much for others but the thing to remember here is that the purpose remains constant;whether or not one is a member......
It's about stopping and ways to maintain sobriety,which have been tried and deemed successful.
One saying I recall from the rooms is: "if it doesn't apply,let it fly."
Please take this into consideration when deciding what to incorporate into your specific plan of action, going forward.