Right where I left off
After five years in the program of AA, I thought I understood the true nature of the disease. I also thought I was spiritually fit. I still attended weekly AA meetings, although sporadically, I'd become comfortable.
One day someone said something that hurt my feelings. I let all the pain I had ever experienced in my life hurt me once again. I cried and cried about it. But I didn't call my sponsor. Later that day, I gave a neighbor a ride home from the store near my house. We were to have lunch, but I had five shots of vodka instead. I attempted to move my car and ended up in a cell...
-- SUSAN M.