Rum and Coke Drinks on the Bar
Today was a day where anger came up and showed its’ ugly head. Now it was not completely out of nowhere, I expected to be uncomfortable in this business meeting that I had today. But things were said. Things were said that were aimed at me. Things that frankly were not true and made me angry because rather than just a little support, ( which would have been nice), I got comments aimed at me full of anger and resentment. From my perspective, I was undeserving of the comments that were made. And it was not just the words that was used, but the emotional force behind the comments. This is what made me angry.
Nothing will make an Alcoholic drink faster than anger. Feeling slighted, feeling degraded, getting emotional comments thrown at you like fastballs from and “ace pitcher.” This leads to one response and it is a natural response, anger. Anger will make an Alcoholic drink. Years ago I would be on the phone to my sponsor to discuss the issues, because I would seriously be thinking of drinking. Today i am not in that place. I can listen, take it, say my peace and forget it. People who don’t support you in your efforts are hardly worth your time. And especially not worth “rent space in your head.” There is no point in letting the anger grow. Think it though and let it go. “This too shall pass.”
But the warning point here is a slogan used in recovery – “HALT.” Now what does “HALT” mean? Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired, these are all fundamental trigger points for an Alcoholic to drink. So next time someone or something gets you angry, beware, this is a trigger point for going out and getting a drink. It is not worth it, no matter what the situation. Just let it go, “live and let live.” And put what made you angry behind you as quickly as you can. Make a phone call. talk to a friend. Just don’t pick up a drink over being angry. Being an Alcoholic is not easy, you are a target for people that have no idea what you go though day to day. And most of these people do not really care. Don’t let angry get under your skin, stuck in your emotional hard-drive, or the focus of yor thoughts. Anger is not worth drinking over. Feel better, do what it takes to feel better. Whether for you it is talking it out with a friend, going for a run or having a coffee or an ice cream cone. Remember, you are in recovery and your recovery comes first.
Get Help for your Alcoholic loved one. Alcoholism is a serious disease, and it kills people who do not seek Alcoholic Treatment.
Alcoholism is a serious disease, and it kills people who do not seek Alcoholic Treatment. Stop yyour Alcoholic Binge Drining just for a few hours and go an AA Meeting, Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, do it tonight!
Save a Life, save the Life of your Alcoholic loved one. Alcoholism is a serious disease, and it kills people who do not seek Alcoholic Treatment. Get your Alcoholic loved one to an Alcohol Treatment program, or take them to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, do it today, before it is too late.