Hi all-today I have a better understanding of the singleness of purpose of AA. The BB tells me that AA is not a "cure all". If I have outside issues, I need to go to the appropriate people or place to get help for those issues.
I didn't understand that before.....my husband and I are both in recovery, and we've both been bull*******g ourselves about it.
Me myself, when I was still in my disease, I was always looking for the easier softer way to feel better. My husband got into recovery before I did, and I tried going to AlAnon. I felt better for awhile, but the power that I needed wasn't there. I didn't want to look at the real problem, me being an alcoholic, and tried getting better a different way-knowing that I wouldn't have to look at the real problem. And so I quit going to Alanon too.
After I finally hit my bottom and quit bull*******g myself, and started going to AA and working the steps with my sponsor, and sponsoring other people, I started feeling better, in leaps and bounds, and got what it was that I needed-because in AA-that is where the power is for me to stay sober and have a good life.
I realized a few days ago--I totally believe that my higher power put people and situations in my life to "help" me come to the realization-that drug addicts cannot possibly recover from their disease, by going to AA alone. If a drug addict asks an alcoholic to be a sponsor-the alcoholic does not have the experience of being a junkie.....so how can the alcoholic give the drug addict any experience, strength and hope concerning drug addiction. The needed power isn't there.
Now, if I am an alcoholic who also was a drug addict and is recovering and there are no NA meetings available in the town where I live-then it is my responsibility to get an NA meeting started--because there are 100's of people who may be dying, because there are no meetings where the power is, for them to go to. Shame on me if I don't do anything about it! Thank you everybody, and especially to my higher power, for being loving and patient.