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being sillyAt every AA meeting there are always those there who are court ordered to attend.  They may or may not be alcoholics, but the fact of the matter is that they were caught driving while over the legal limit, and they were arrested, and as part of their sentence they are forced to attend meetings.

Some want to be there; others are just going through the motions, doing what they are ordered to do.  They will sit off in a far corner of the room and talk to no one.  Many of them do not listen, and many spend the entire meeting texting messages on their cell phones.  In truth, many of them think it is unfair that they have to be there, and they are resentful of that fact.

Now, review what I just wrote.  Those folks consumed liquor to the tune of being over the legal limit, which means they were impaired, and then they got behind the wheel of a 2,000 lb vehicle and drove.  They were arrested and then were resentful that they were sent to a meeting rather than to jail.

They may not be alcoholics but they are most definitely stupid!

Alcoholics Anonymous is not a punishment.  Even for those who are not alcoholics, AA offers an opportunity to see the effects of alcohol at its worst.  At its best, AA offers a solution to the disease of alcoholism.

Let me be very clear about this, without sounding like I am on a crusade. If you drink and drive you deserve to go to jail.  Consider yourselves lucky that you are just at an AA meeting.  Spend some time listening while you are there; you just might learn something about yourselves.

If you would like to sit down with me and chat about alcoholism, visit me here!

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“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.”

The 5th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

 

This is where the rubber meets the road in AA!  This writer has seen quite a few alcoholics give up the program because of this step.  Who in their right mind wants to sit down with another human being and list, in detail, all of the wrongs that they have done?

Let’s face it, during our drinking career, our morals were pretty lax.  Our behavior was quite often out of control and we did some pretty horrendous stuff.  Now we are being asked to admit to all of it?

This is a huge step towards humility and recovery, and once this step has been taken, a huge sense of relief will be felt, as though a thousand pound boulder has been removed from your shoulders.

There is freedom and there is a solution!

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