8 weeks to optimum health (only a teeny tiny bit related to SA)
Power of habit is another key book that helped
So too are 3 autobiographies…Lit, Drinking- A love story and a drinking life – a memoir
The last 2 i read the night before i quit for good and Lit helped me laugh may way through some stressful periods when i could have relapsed. Lit is a hilarious horror story hoot
at time scaring his family. devastating. there were definitely times when wasn’t sure if she might harm herself or me or somebody
open, thoughtful self-reflection after bad experiences. Commit to change ends up as espoused theories when habit begins again
When did you start praying?
When I got sober, in 1989—twenty years ago now. Only with prayer could I stop drinking for more than a day or two. Once I made three months clean, but it was a white-knuckled horror show. Call it self-hypnosis, prayer, whatever. To skeptics I say, Just try it. Pray every day for thirty days. See if your life gets better. If it doesn’t, tell me I’m an asshole. People tend to judge a faith’s value based on its dogma, which ignores religion in practice. It’s like believing if you watch enough porn or read enough gynecology books, you’ll know about pussy. For me, being a Catholic is a set of activities. Certain dogma seems nuts to me too. I’m not the Pope’s favorite Catholic.