Alcoholism – Breakthrough!

The problem is that for the past 35 days without alcohol, I’ve been feeling shame and regret for things I’ve done in the past.

But tonight, with my girl’s help, I’ve had a major breakthrough.

Here’s how my brain is working.

The part that wants me to drink: You should regret such and such.

Me, after the breakthrough: Yeah, but I was a drinker then, and that’s in my past.

The part that wants me to drink: You should be ashamed of such and such.

Me, after the breakthrough: I should be, but I was using alcohol to cope.  I don’t do that anymore.  I used to drink, now I don’t.  See the difference?  And if you don’t, it’s you who needs the help, not me.

It’s so damned simple!  If you don’t want to feel regret or shame, don’t do things you’ll regret or be ashamed of!

-VIS

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