Anything carried to the extreme can be dangerous to my well being, be it alcohol, food, drugs, or other negative behaviors. And I also believe that we can learn from each other. While AA was the first to be recognized as a “Twelve Step” program, in today’s world there are many different kinds of programs using the 12 Steps as a guideline.

At any rate, obsession is obsession, regardless of how we each define it for ourselves. It seems to boil down to a quantitative state – how much is too much? We all have to eat, but over eating can become problematic. We all live in a world whereby booze and drugs are readily available – and where is that line we cross over from being a social drinker to being an alcoholic? How many drinks is too much? In recovery I have learned a degree of moderation – too much of anything is not good for me. Freedom from my alcoholism has afforded me the opportunity to have a life of peace and contentment – for which I am grateful. It is not something I take for granted, my recovery is contingent on my daily maintenance of my spiritual condition. I am blessed with freedom today. I am free to be me, I am free to live as I choose, and I’m free to accept God’s will for my life.

Photo Courtesy of MX

Photo Courtesy of MX

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