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I think that very often the journey is not a pleasant one. I have shared before here at CS, to some extent, how I recovered from a drinking problem, one that stuck with me for about 30 years.
My journey to recovery was long and slow and filled with pitfalls. And most of the pitfalls were of my own making. In my case I believed I could solve all my own problems and overcome any weaknesses myself. I felt as though asking for help would not be necessary, as if asking for help was like admitting a weakness.
Besides, I did not have to get help for a problem that I did not believe existed in the first place.
But one of the best ways to see a problem go unresolved is by refusing to acknowledge it. Even when I finally admitted to myself that I did have a problem, I still felt I could overcome my problem all by myself. And denial only provides a temporary sense of comfort that all is well or that all is going to be okay.
So the longer I delayed in asking for help, the longer the situation went unfixed. So I finally acknowledged that I had a problem, but I told myself it was not that serious. When I got arrested a second time for drunk driving, my first response was to promise myself that I would be more careful next time and just not drink and drive.
Or, if I had to recover in a detox hospital from alcohol withdrawal, I would swear to myself that I would not make myself that sick again. I kept focusing on my behavior instead of the person that I was.
I thought I needed to change my actions, not myself. I would reach out for help and was satisfied with that alone.
The guilt is removed temporarily, but little more. It was the same with my drinking. I would reach out to a counselor or an outpatient program and feel that by doing that alone, everything was going to get back to normal.
I never felt as though I had to put any real work into my own recovery. But this was just wishful thinking. It says in Proverbs I felt bad over how I was living. Things like missing mass or not having any money to put in the collection plate in church would bother me.
But changing my habits and changing myself were two different things. After a few meetings, it became obvious that some participants were taking things seriously and some were not.
I was one who was not.
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Eventually someone asked me if I had a sponsor and I had to admit that I did not. I decided that for appearances sake I would get a sponsor and at least make it look as though I was serious. Deep down inside, I still felt uncomfortable surrendering control of my will and my desires to someone else, but I tried to make things look as good as I could.
I had no problem with someone trying to help, as long as they did it my way. Letting go was not easy. Getting to know myself as someone who does not drink anymore was foreign and scary. You have to grow up. I eventually asked that guy to be my sponsor, and he agreed.
They say that the Lord works in mysterious ways. I believe that is true. My new sponsor was a man who graduated from high school in His biggest fear at the time was getting drafted and being sent to Vietnam. Some years later he went through a bitter divorce, and contemplated suicide.
He has now been clean and sober for 29 years. Whatever kind of denial or excuse I was using in my life my new sponsor had already been there and done that.The table below presents an abbreviated geologic time scale, with times and events germane to this essay.
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