Nov. 30, 2012 - Just for Today

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chris m
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Nov. 30, 2012 - Just for Today

Postby chris m » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:53 am

Just for Today
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

[b]Just for today
[/b], understanding that a "substitute" chemical to replace alcohol that alters my perception of reality is not working toward recovery from an addictive personality, grant me the wisdom to also understand that "mind- and mood-altering chemicals" may not necessarily include prescribed medications. If depression continues to be a condition even in sobriety, for example, let me listen to reasons why anti-depressants may not compromise my sobriety but may even improve its quality. The debate in AA and other 12-Step groups that any substance which affects my mood is as old as the Program itself. But the Program admits that it is not a medical one, and that tells me it is my responsibility to seek out the knowledge from sources that may be more qualified than me to determine if my sobriety is at risk. Today, understanding that the substances I ingested are not the same as prescribed medications, let me also consider the possibility that acting as my own physician may be my writing my own relapse somewhere down the road. And our common journey continues. Just for today. - Chris M., 2012

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