Acceptance is the answer to ALL of my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept my life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and woman merely players.” He forgot to mention that I was the chief critic. I was always able to see the flaw in every person, every situation. And I was always glad to point it out, because I knew you wanted perfection, just as I did. A.A. and acceptance have taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we are all children of God and we each have a right to be here. When I complain about me or about you, I am complaining about God’s handiwork. I am saying that I know better than God.
For years I was sure the worst thing that could happen to a nice guy like me would be that I would turn out to be an alcoholic. Today I find it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. This proves I don’t know what’s best for me. And if I don’t know what’s good for me, then I don’t know what’s good or bad for you or for anyone. So I’m better off if I don’t give advice, don’t figure I know what’s best, and just accept life on life’s terms, as it is today- especially my own life, as it actually is. Before A.A. I judged myself by my intentions, while the world judged me by my actions.

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic] | Popular Science


Popular Science

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic] | Popular Science. via The Fix

Alcohol still a massive killer in the US but surely the medical Community and Government ought to be highlighting the dangers of Pharmaceuticals more……


5000 Days

Astounds me why I should have survived this long when so many amazing people didn’t.

Prob because I didn’t have to do it on my own.


Frank Turner – Recovery

Another great track from Frank which should ring a bell for Alcoholic’s and Addicts alike.



And you know your life is heading in a questionable
direction when you’re off in days with strangers and you can’t remember
anything except way you sound when you told me you didn’t know what I
should do.



Its’ a long road out to recovery from here, a long way back to the light.
A long road out to recovery from here, a long way back to what’s right.



And so I wake up in the morning just like every other day and like every
boring blues song I get swallowed by the pain, so I fumble for your figure
in the darkness just to make it go away. But you’re not lying there any
longer and I know that its my fault so I been crawling on the floor and
pounding on the walls and I’ve been divvying my darkness and serotonin
boosters, cider and some kind of smelling salts.

Huffpost Carrie Armstrong: Please Don’t Give Up Drinking


Carrie Armstrong: Please Don’t Give Up Drinking.

Carrie Armstrong: Alcoholism Is Ugly

Carrie Armstrong: Alcoholism Is Ugly.

Huff Post
Interesting personal account on how alcoholism effects young women.

Flight – Great Flim about Alcoholism

Not christmas eve material but well worth a watch for Denzel Washingtons portrait of an Alcoholic Pilot.

Will not give away any spoilers beyond whats in the trailer but this film will strike a chord with most recovering alcoholics.

Add to that the well shot crash scene’s and stand up performances from Denzel Washington and Kelly Reily and you have a really good movie.


Flight 2012 – IMDb.

BBC News – ‘Binge-drinking gene’ discovered

BBC News – 'Binge-drinking gene' discovered.

One step closer to the magic pill?