This Is For You

If you are like me, then you have tried sobriety by exhausting all human tools at your disposal. These methods may include staying sober using fear, consequence, avoiding temptation, changing geographical location, self-knowledge, obligation to work/friends/lovers, sheer willpower, memory of the worst day, love of children, just saying no, therapy/counseling, cataloging triggers, working out, coddling feelings, analyzing thoughts, going to meetings, sober support, crying to a sponsor and making promises.  All of these tips and tricks yield varying results, but ultimately every last one will fail.
If you are like me, you are an alcoholic/addict and can not manage your own life; no human power can relieve our suffering. My internal condition had been damaged well past the point self-repair. I needed something greater to produce an effect sufficient to recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. I suffer from an illness that only a spiritual experience can conquer.
If you are like me, you can’t stay sober on your own.  I am convinced that, left untreated, your sickness will progress to the point where you have only one of two choices: “One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.”
If you are like me, you will go to meetings and join online recovery groups. You will meet people who appear to have suffered the same way you have. You will hear great ideas from well-meaning people who don’t understand alcoholism or addiction. You may even stay clean and sober while you squirm, restless, irritable and discontented in your chair,  holding on with white knuckles. You won’t need a drink or a drug to suffer and want to die.
If you are like me, then there is a solution; a spiritual program of action that will give you a design for living so you don’t have to drink, use or suffer.
If you are like me, then this is for you…
~ S.D.

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