A REAL NEWCOMER –
May 16, 2023 – He again asked me to consider meetings, such as those Alcoholics Anonymous hold, and I asked him why he was pushing it so much. He explained that addictions are isolating, and abstinence is harder to maintain without the support of like-minded people.
I am wondering if I should perhaps try AA again. It might be a different experience when I’ve had several months’ sobriety. We’ll see.
When I was admitted to rehab, I felt distinctly uncomfortable – an out-of-body experience. I was there, but yet, I wasn’t. It was very much unknown territory. I didn’t fit in. But as each day passed, I became a little more adjusted, and gradually adapted to my new circumstances. By the time I left rehab – a place which a few short weeks before had been alien to me – it felt like home.
And the only difference was me. I was different.