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    Anonymous

    @Lushwell 2824498 wrote:

    There have been countless people who have arrested their alcoholism and gone on to lead productive alcohol free lives. They are just as powerless over alcohol today as they ever were, but as long as they don’t drink, its kind of a non-issue, isn’t it? We have been given tools and support to end the compulsion.

    I don’t think it’s a non-issue if we don’t drink. I think recovery is about much more than sobriety. Having the tools to keep myself from drinking without having to white knuckle it or being a “dry drunk” is a BIG issue to me.

    I just think that there’s a different between being powerless over the ability to control our drinking (which I believe we are) vs. being powerless against addiction (which is what my question is about).



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    Anonymous

    I’ve been using an alcoholic based mouthwash for a while – it was the only one available at my local store. No cravings, not a second thought. I’d use a bottle every two weeks.

    Recently, they got another mouthwash in – non alcoholic – same size bottle. I’m still on that same bottle – still half full, well into my second month.

    I’m still powerless over alcohol – and the scary thing is half the time I don’t even realise it.

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    #4839068

    Anonymous

    I’m starting to think that I have a misunderstanding of what step 1 actually means.



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