August 2012: Garden Variety Sobriety
Reprinted from the Grapevine book, Beginners' Book
A sponsor showed him how to get his hands dirty and learn to love AA
At the end of my drinking, the bottom I hit was both terrifying and dramatic.
The accumulated wreckage of 27 years of alcoholic drinking and all the "isms" that come with it looked insurmountable and hopeless. I had been hospitalized, detoxed, and placed in a treatment program that had brought me to our program. While AA made no demands on me, the treatment facility did, telling me I had to get a sponsor.
Being an alcoholic, the first thing I did was complicate the situation. My sponsor would have to be perfect in every way. After a long period of frustrated searching, I...
-- Don G.
Little Rock, Arkansas