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From the May 2018 magazine.

The little voice in my head

The help he got from Steps Six and Seven brought him right back around to Step Two.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this little voice in my head saying, “Wouldn’t a drink be nice?” For 42 years that voice was my constant companion, my friend, as well as my worst enemy. I always listened to it, and the answer, of course, was always yes.

I went to six different treatment centers as well as numerous detoxes during those 42 years. I’ve had several failed marriages and changed careers more times than I can count. I consider myself a fairly intelligent guy, college educated with an emphasis on science, and I’ve never really believed in a God or any kind of Higher Power. Deep down, for as long as I can remember, I’ve known I was an alcoholic. But for much of my drinking years, my life had been manageable. Then it wasn’t.

-- Bob B

Olympia, Washington

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