Before we ever picked up a drink, we didn’t fit in. We felt different. But when we started using, we became accustomed to living in a world where drugs and alcohol provided us the ability to cope. We finally fit in. Then the bottom came.
In early recovery, coping with this new way of living is hard. We are not happy, joyous, and free like the others we see. At the same time, we are not using. We don’t fit in again. The pink cloud vanished.
Now, we were told it’s time to get to work. It’s time to develop the coping skills we always lacked. It’s time to work on a program of recovery. In the process, we developed intimate relationships with like-minded people and a host of coping skills. We found the cure to Not Fitting In.
Tonight, we talk about Not Fitting In.
For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”