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INNOCENCE

INNOCENCE

"All things truly wicked start from innocence." Ernest Hemingway

MY FATHER'S LEGACY

MY FATHER'S LEGACY

"As a child my mum told me to watch my drinking, it runs in the family."  Anonymous

BITCHES BREW

BITCHES BREW

“It provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off.”
 William Shakespeare

TEMPTATIONS

TEMPTATIONS

"I was only an occasional drinker, but any occasion would suffice. One of the great benefits of sobriety is knowing the name of the person you wake up to next morning." Anonymous

IT FEELS LIKE THIS; MY GUTS

IT FEELS LIKE THIS; MY GUTS

"It was seven a.m. I was trembling and leaning over the toilet, not knowing out of which end it would come first. Not one of my proudest moments."  Anonymous

IT FEELS LIKE THIS; MY HEART

IT FEELS LIKE THIS; MY HEART

"I felt the terror, the bewilderment, the torment and the pain."  Anonymous

MY MIND

MY MIND

"“Throughout it all, I still remember."  Anonymous

TEMPTATION

TEMPTATION

"Relationships were an addiction.  But at the same time I was shy.  Alcohol allowed me to cross the border." Anonymous
 

I TAKE THE DRINK

I TAKE THE DRINK

"I only have two triggers; one is being alone, the other is being in the company of others."  Anonymous

WE DRINK TOGETHER

WE DRINK TOGETHER

"I'll drink if something good happens.  I'll drink if something bad happens.  I'll drink if nothing is happening."  Anonymous

 

THE DRINK TAKES ME

THE DRINK TAKES ME

“It’s hard to over emphasize the 'not drinking' part of the program.  It’s a life of moments, seconds and inches.”  Anonymous

CONSEQUENCES

CONSEQUENCES

"Consequences won't keep a man sober. That's why the recidivism  rate is so high. Only a substitute for alcohol will suffice; something that fills the hole. That substitute is a spiritual one." Anonymous

120 DAYS

120 DAYS

"Jail is an education; I knew I was right where I was supposed to be." Anonymous

JAILS

JAILS

“It’s a tragedy that jails are full of people just like me; they’re for the most part sick people, not bad people.” A.B.

DEATH

DEATH

"Suicide is a last-ditch effort to control our lives."  Anonymous

PATIENCE

PATIENCE

“Your disease will wait, linger, and stalk you, for however long it takes.  Then it will pounce.  It will chew you up and spit you out if you are not mindful.”  Anonymous

RELAPSE

RELAPSE

“Relapse comes with the disease but it it not a part of recovery.  Drinking cuts out the sunlight of the spirit.”  Anonymous

SWALLOW HARD

SWALLOW HARD

"Alcohol just stopped working."  Anonymous

THERE IS A SOLUTION

THERE IS A SOLUTION

"The unpleasantness you are feeling is probably a signal that you are in the right place."  Anonymous

HOSPITALS & INSTITUTIONS

HOSPITALS & INSTITUTIONS

"To someone who has been drinking all of their life, sobriety is an altered state."  Anonymous 

 

TOWARDS SOBRIETY

TOWARDS SOBRIETY

“Staying sober is a radically rebellious and creative process.”  Anonymous

TOWARDS SERENITY

TOWARDS SERENITY

“Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.” Vine Deloria Jr