22 Things I’ve Heard in An AA MeetingJanuary 25, 2016 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Disease, Recovery, Stories, Treatment - 0 Comments
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are designed to provide support to those who are in recovery. Often, a person may begin to attend meetings after they leave rehab as a form of additional help with staying sober. During a meeting, you will be able to listen to the struggles and triumphs of others who understand what it is like to struggle with addiction. Here are 22 things that you may hear in AA that might ring true about struggling with an addiction to alcohol.
- If you think you might have a problem with alcohol, then you probably do.
- A group is only as strong as its weakest member.
- The Serenity Prayer
- Anger is just a cover up for being afraid.
- Learn to accept instead of expect.
- I only drank on the days that end in “y”.
- There was never a glass big enough for just one drink.
- Stay in the moment.
- The Big Book means something new every time its read.
- Life begins when you are ready to step out of your comfort zone.
- Just focus on taking one day at a time.
- Pick up the phone before you pick up a drink.
- Quitting is easy. It’s staying on the path that’s hard.
- Being miserable is an option, and so is being happy.
- A person is only as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Stop focusing on why you are addicted to alcohol. Instead, focus on what you can do about it.
- Everything is as it supposed to be. Embrace it.
- If you start treating yourself right, others will do the same.
- The worst day sober is still always better than the best day drunk.
- I drank to forget and instead became haunted. I drank because I thought I had the right, and yet everything turned out wrong.
- Identify with others but never try to compare your struggles.
- Change starts with a choice. Make your decision today.
When you are struggling with an addiction, it is important to surround yourself with a strong network of support. Talking to others can keep you motivated for the days ahead. From going to a treatment program to attending follow up meetings, you can renew your commitment to a drug and alcohol free lifestyle by focusing on the wisdom that you can glean from others.