Be sure the light at the end of the tunnel is not a train coming in the opposite direction.
AA Survival, ‘How To Make It’ after you have stopped drinking.
How to achieve sobriety, is an important question that needs to be asked. It’s important to AA survival, once a decision is made to stop drinking. It’s not easy to stay sober without AA meetings and sobriety doesn’t just simply happen by accident. One must know what one is doing to stay stopped from drinking. On a daily basis. One day at a time.
Gaining knowledge on AA survival is learned and the learning is little by little. Each day one stays sober the head starts to clear up and needs sobriety information to fill that empty space that is created in the brain. Information to carry on staying sober and to be happy about it. It takes time to understand what sobriety is all about.
There’s No Shame in Being Allergic to Alcohol
The good news is that there’s no shame in wanting to give up alcohol. Staying stopped from drinking is an AA primary purpose in AA meetings. Someone allergic to alcohol needs to take alcohol out of their life. They also need to learn how to do that. Sobriety mistakes are easily made due to mainstream media, and misconceptions on what alcohol does to people allergic to it. An alcohol problem for a Primary alcoholic is not an addiction, it’s an allergy – an allergy to alcohol.
Heavy drinkers are not necessarily alcoholic. They can stop when they want. They ‘re drunks and often mistaken for being alcoholic. This blog endeavors to distinguish the important difference between the two, heavy drinking v alcoholism.
Kids with bright eyes are usually the adults allergic to alcohol (alcoholic)
An allergy to alcohol can be detected early in life. They are the kids with the bright eyes and are smart. They are full of life, not suspecting that they are the ones who should never touch alcohol.
For them, from the very first drink it sets up a compulsion and they are never the same person again. Not until they get sober. Alcohol becomes their new way of life, and it’s on the downhill treadle. This downhill treadle happens quickly from when they first start drinking, as an adult. They’re not to count the dregs taken from a glass as kids.
Basically what happens is that the allergy causes the brain to flip in the thinking. Them they are never the same person again. They need to drink to support the new personality. This is a very dangerous situation and there is no outside understanding of the ‘condition’.
A small percentage of victims of alcohol survive long enough to reach the AA meetings. They need a self help group such as AA before their mental health deteriorates too badly. If they do make it to AA, they can consider they have won lotto. Unfortunately though they then need to win lotto again to be able to stay around. They need to be smart enough to sort the oats from the chaff early. Problem is no alcoholic is very smart at this stage. They’re wiped out by the effects of alcohol. It takes time for the fog to lift and for the thinking to settle.
On this site http://howtosurviveaa.com we have an important AA survival message. A message that is needed to save lives. The information here is needed for AA survival – to be able to achieve sobriety.