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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

How I help suffering alcoholic co-workers go to meetings WITHOUT breaking my anonymity

Regarding situations where I meet alcoholics looking for help to stop drinking AT WORK:

I tell them that I know a nice bloke who has stopped drinking for a while now, who goes to AA, and would they like it if I passed my friends phone number to him? (With that persons permission of course)
If they say no, I say that the AA friend I know said it was a good idea to call the telephone office sometime and speak to someone there.

Basically I feign knowledge of AA on the premise that I know a really nice guy who doesn't drink who has been to AA, that I can put them in contact with.
Sometimes I bring in a where to find, with the guys phone number on the back, and say, 'my frind said you could have this'.
You can bring in ANY amount of literature in under this premise. A newcomer pack, the living sober book. You name it!
Don't get TOO carried away though It will look a bit SUSS!

I call a guy I know in AA from my old home group, and clearly explain that this is a CO WORKER and I have told them that they are a friend. Ie please do NOT tell this person that I am a member of AA. Its very simple. As my friends are reliable, this is nothing for me to worry about. They are not flakes, so when they say they will do something, I can rely on them.


ArahMan7 said...

Wow! I thought you've erased that wonderful 'Get Out of Jail' post. It seem that you've added another three posts.

OK, I'm going back to read each post. Before I go, I just wanna thank you for the encouraging words. I wish I could be your 'Gold Star'.

Recovery Road London said...

Thanks so much for your continuing support and care - I really do appreciate it.

I'm blown away and touched by the amount of time you give me. Thank you.



Shannon said...

I appreciate you too Irish...

Have a sgreat evening : )