Post by gwampa69 on Feb 21, 2016 13:41:49 GMT -5
Do things in life have to get to a point where there are no more answers or viable solutions? Do we have to destroy every worthwhile relationship we ever had? Does having the trust of others have to become such a foreign, fabled concept that we doubt its real, achievable, or even worthwhile? Do things have to get so bad that no matter what we do, the problems seem so crushing and unsolvable that there is no other option than to stop drinking and try another way? What has to happen before the "Aha" moment happens? Does it really have to happen at all? Stopping short of what may amount to a personal epiphany for some, is it possible to just stop for a second and review life as we have been living it, and acknowledge that if bad things are happening because of alcohol, simply say enough is enough?
For me, it was all of those things and more. I guess its referred to as "rock bottom", "the end of the line", " or the ever elusive "moment of clarity". It been written before and its true for me as well. For me, rock bottom was actually a fairly loose term that I redefined every time I sunk to a new personal low. For me there always seemed to be a lower rung of he ll waiting as long as I kept trying to solve my problems with a bottle of whiskey.
Of course its different for everyone. While many alcoholics and addicts share many similarities with each other, the tolerance for pain is perhaps one of the few differences. Its a broad spectrum and along the way, for whatever reason, people step off that conveyor belt of craziness at different times under different conditions. I was wondering about this today. So for you, what has or had to happen?