Daily “Big Book” Quote

“Many alcoholics are enthusiasts. They run to extremes. At the beginning of recovery a man will take, as a rule, one of two directions. He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else. In either case certain family problems will arise. With these we have had experience galore.”

This passage stood out to me this morning. As I am nearing my one year anniversary I am reflecting upon, of course, what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. My fear is that my willingness and openness at the early stages of my sobriety may have opened up a lot of old wounds that best stayed closed.

I regret nothing, because I spoke my truth, but I am sorry if I hurt anyone.

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Daily “Big Book” Quote

“We grow by our willingness to face and rectify errors and convert them into assets. The alcoholic’s past thus becomes the principal asset of the family and frequently it is almost the only one!”-The Big Book, chapter 9, page 145