07 April 2008 @ 09:16 pm
Week 18: Excuses  
It was a bad day/week/month/year.
It was only one drink/six-pack/bottle.
I can stop whenever I want to.
I'm not that kind of alcoholic.
I couldn't find a meeting.

Always an excuse, always.
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[identity profile] so-muchbetter.livejournal.com on April 14th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Are you in recovery now? Sorry if I'm prying, my brother is in recovery. Not that everyone knows everyone else, but I just felt like your list was familiar.
[identity profile] abbytude.livejournal.com on April 14th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I've been sober for almost two years now.

My list is pretty common for most addicts, I guess. Everyone might have different excuses they apply these to, but we all say the same things to rationalize what we do.

[identity profile] so-muchbetter.livejournal.com on April 14th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. My brother hit a rough spot recently when he came back from Iraq injured. He's go support but sometimes I just don't know if it's enough, or maybe too much for him. We're sort of a big family and that can get a bit smothering at times.
[identity profile] abbytude.livejournal.com on April 14th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I have a friend in the Army currently stationed there.

He should find a sponsor, someone that's been there and come through it. It can help.
[identity profile] so-muchbetter.livejournal.com on April 15th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I know it can be difficult to know what risk they're taking. I pretty much went between wanting to strangle Justin to just being in awe of him.

He's in a program and he's got a sponsor, I think we're just an overbearing family. He came back hurt, and his recovery put him in too much pain. He tried it without any meds, but it was just too much for him. It was a gateway though. He's better now though, but I know that it's still hard.