“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