Good girl. You're workin' on yourself.
Don't you worry about us. We'll be here at your LEISURE.
Keep workin it. It'll come around for you. Relax.
Not to put any more pressure on you than you do yourself, but I'm learning a lot from you, your willing attitude.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm very much in the same place and workin' it out myself. I'm proud to see you check in and tell me how it's going for you. Very encouraging to me.
By the way, I FOUND MY POYM! I aks'd a guy in treatment to find my poym on the 'puter and email it to me bypassing the rehab gestapo.
Bless his heart, he didn't forget and sent it to me this morning. I'll post my "forgiving dad" poym in the "Sobriety Poems" forum in a minute. I hope you enjoy it. Did THIS body good.
That's a really common concern for newbies. I know I wondered if I really had mental dysfunctions or if it was all booze related. A perfectly reasonable question at this time with all of the changes of mood, thinking, attitude, and outlook/inlook.
And there are so many AAers who poo-poo peaople who need drugs for mental/emotional problems. Forgive me, but I've been called a ### for taking anti-depressants. Many just don't understand that some peops have real physical, natural brain chemical, unbalances that can only be addressed chemically and/or by intensive psychiatric care specific to the malady to function normally.
I think it's a perfectly good AA topic. Certainly not AA approved, but neither is this website. Right?
It's incredible that the BB was written so long ago. Even back then, they were "intrigued" with the physical causes of alcoholism. The spiritual attack on it still is the only real treatment for this disease.
But the doctors involved certainly wouldn't dis' the medical/psychological research and advances since then.
Discussing it, some need it, some will disregard it, some will vehemently criticize it as just another chemical crutch.
Yes, there are other med/psych approaches combined with AAs 12-steps.