Why Me

I don’t know why I am an alcoholic, the important thing for me to know is that I am, and that there is a solution. Being an alcoholic does not mean that I am doomed to a life of chaos, pain, and confusion. I have found that there are positive results from being a sober alcoholic. I can be of help to others who are struggling, through sharing my experience, strength and hope. I know that my disease does not define my life, I have choices today – because I am sober and practice recovery behaviors to the best of my ability. I have stopped asking “Why me?” and instead ask “Why not me?” I accept life as it is, not as I would have it. It’s not for me to know the “why’s” of life, it is what it is. Some of us are born with a predisposition to alcoholism, some of us are not. Many hold to the belief that they are born alcoholic. It is still one of the “unknowns” for me, all I know for sure is that I am an alcoholic, and that I have a solution and do not have to live a life of misery and chaos.


6 thoughts on “Why Me

  1. It is way above my pay grade to understand why things are the way they are…but it is pretty clear what I can do, right now, to be alive, useful and filled with Spirit.
    Dr. Bob, that formerly boozy proctologist of Akron, Ohio, said it succinctly.
    Trust God, clean house, help others.
    And as he said to Bill W when they were working Hospital bedside with alcoholic #3, ” Better get busy”
    Pretty pithy, pretty powerful.
    Grateful for the Gift

  2. Well do you know why Santa’s helpers felt unhappy nearly all the time?

    🙂 They had low elf esteem!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Love your neighbor as yourself.

    It just won’t work unless both are included.

    Harry, grateful alcoholic.

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