January 2011: Believe it or not
From the January 2011 Grapevine Magazine
Faith keeps a questioner sober
I have found that the spiritual dimensions in life need not be of a religious nature in order to be highly rewarding.
My biggest lie of my life was that I was not an alcoholic. Only when AA helped me to get rid of that false idea, after many years of drinking, could my recovery process start. This happened in 1983 when I was 51.
When I ended up at a twelve-step treatment centre in Iceland—after having been on the threshold of insanity and death—it dawned upon me that my problem was the very first drink. That was the one I had to leave alone.
Today I know that alcoholism is a disease. Its main characteristic is loss of control. When looking back I now face the fact that my unmanageable... Login to read more
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