January 2011: Hot fudge sobriety
From the January 2011 Grapevine Magazine
The road back to normal is not always straight
Eventually, my sponsor talked me into more balanced food groups.
If you take a small, precious living creature and make a home for it in a bowl of alcohol and drugs, eventually it will not know much about anything. If the creature spends a lifetime in the bowl and a moment of divine intervention plucks it out, it is a lucky start, but there is no reversal to “normal.” There is only learning everything for the very first time.
I was stark raving sober my first year. Every minute of every day of the first 365 days was a brand new experience. It was like being a newborn. The first birthday, the first Mother’s Day, the first shower, all the...
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