Friday, October 24, 2008

alcohol, alcoholics and sobriety

may I recommend an author, Susan Powter, and her
practical and funny book "Sober and staying that way".

The same great style that she brought in "Stop the insanity"
is here as she tells her own story and offers brilliant insights that will help those who wish to quit drinking.
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a sad, grueling and in the end, hopeful look at the disease is found in another fine book
"Drinking, A Love Story". by Caroline Knapp an award winning editor and columnist, and an alcoholic. She got free from this life ending, relationship killing disease/addiction and so can you.
Please consider buying these books on Amazon for yourself or a friend, or just to enhance your understanding of what is going on in the mind of a habitual drunk.

I paid good money for a whole bookshelf full of these sort of books and it was well worth it.
It did not help the woman I was dating, but it gave me clarity when it came to the point where I needed to cut myself off from the pain, the powerlessness and the dishonesty.

You know what? .
I do not regret the past year, I learned so much, and gained in my sense of who I am and what I want for my life. Thank you, God for wisdom, and grace to go on.

1 comment:

Snaggle Tooth said...

Having the fortitude to try to help someone so lost to an addiction, is admirable.
My Gramps had a vodka problem, so I know I never want one. I was addicted to smokes for awhile, n it takes alot of determination to break free from anything you believe you need. Denial is too easy!
Good book recommendations-