Sunday, November 27, 2005

Been away for a while....

But I'm Back! I've been busy helping Sobriety Online http://www.sobrietyonline.com
update their meeting lists. It was an arduous task but we finally completed it. Well actually it will be in a constant state of flux. There can always be improvements, but it's a start.

There are currently over 2,200 meetings listed including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, Alateen and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area and we are constantly adding meetings.

Some of the things we are hoping to do is have it searchable by zip code and possible have the results show up on a map. That would be pretty cool.

Well I hope every one had a great Thanksgiving and are doing well. Well, as well as can be!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

November - Gratitude Month

I just read over at http://www.recoveryuniverse.com/ that November is accepted by AA members worldwide as Gratitude Month. I didn't know that.

Actually I haven't really thought about gratitude too much this past year. But as time has gone on I am starting to realize that I have a lot to be grateful for. So in the spirit of Gratitude Month I am grateful for the following:

Being in recovery
My wife and son
My parents, sisters and brother
My counselor
My dog
The fact that I am alive and mostly healthy
I have a decent job
I live in the US
I live in a middleclass neighborhood

I am sure there is more I should be grateful for, but unfortunately I am still in midst of healing. It will be interesting to read back on this next November (god willing). I will be grateful if I can do that!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

You don't know you have a problem

until you try to stop. What is it about reality that makes people want to drink. Is it that bad? How come life was fine growing up not drinking but at a certain point every occasion needs to have drinks or beers included in order to enjoy it or get through it? Is it the stresses and problems of adulthood? Then why do we drink if there are good things happening?

Is it the insecurity that we feel? That if I have a couple of drinks it will loosen me up and I will be more social. And then over time it takes more and more drinks to loosen up? Until one day you wake up and you are an alcoholic?