My Illness


“Alcoholism, not cancer,

was my illness,

but what was the difference.

Alcoholism took longer

to do the killing,

but the result was the same.”


As Bill Sees It,   p. 194


The DSM -5* gives the criteria for what constitutes

a disease and alcoholism meets all of the criteria.

For most diseases, just like alcoholism, there is no cure

only remission and for those who follow the suggestions

and work the Twelve Steps, remission is possible.

Today, don’t become a statistic on the disease side of the ledger,

don’t drink, go to a meeting, help another alcoholic

and become a recovering statistic that is happy, joyous, free

and more than glad to share their experience, strength and hope.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.


ME and the Boss


And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.



. * The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition




About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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