Fear of Change

As a practicing alcoholic for many years, I had no desire to try to better myself in any way, physically, mentally or spiritually. It was all about getting my next drink – my life revolved around booze, and anything else be it work, friendships or my health were an inconvenience. I also frowned upon anyone else who might be trying to better themselves, people who went to the gym, people who studied hard, people who said they lived a spiritual life, people who were sober, people in general – the list went on ad nauseum. I know now that I was jealous of anyone who had their lives together and I dealt with that by putting them down. Even while I was looking up from the gutter, my alcoholic mind still told me I was better than the people standing on the sidewalk.

Full story at; Early Recovery From Addiction Blog.

Related Reading:

I Need To Stop Drinking!
The Life Recovery Workbook: A Biblical Guide through the Twelve Steps
Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol
Seven Days Sober: A Guide to Discovering What You Really Think About Your Drinking
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery