November 2012: Odd Ducks

An alcoholic with Asperger's is grateful that we're all in this together

After six months in AA, I noticed that my emotions had evened out for the most part, but many other things were still difficult for me. Tasks that most people find easy overwhelmed me. I often needed long periods of inactivity, such as staring into space or walking aimlessly though my apartment, in order to function the rest of my day. There was also no sign of me becoming more social than I had been before, at least outside of the AA rooms. I had thought that AA would magically be the answer to all of these outside problems. I even hoped that the program would make me a good school...