Hi Dallas and all members of Step12.com
I'm John and I have alcoholism. What an excellent site and forum this is! and I'm excited to be a part of it. There is so much great information and knowledge here to read, share and discuss.
I have found living sober to be a tough road for sure, however the rewards are awesome and there really isn't any alternative when it comes to drinking--- I've had my share of relapses and as AA says, it only gets progressively worse. There's a term for this progression, it's called "kindling"
, and simply means that withdrawals after having an alcohol bender will just become worse, more dangerous and life-threatening the more times an alcoholic relapses.
Like many others, I've hit bottom a few times.
Sometimes that is what it takes.
Anyhow, I'm thrilled to be able to get the chance to share on this site my experience, strength and hope.
I hope, pray and have faith we can make 2012 a wonderful sober year, one day at a time
, even one hour at a time, and in the moment. Thank you very much for the great work here at Step12.com