One of my most scary thoughts early on was staying clean for the rest of my life. Thank God you taught me the concept of ‘One Day At A Time’ or less. I could stay sober for one day, one hour or one minute. In the rooms of Cocaine Anonymous, rarely do we hear the topic of Permanent Sobriety. What is Permanent Sobriety?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Permanent Sobriety is sober and then staying sober for the rest of ones life. Permanent Sobriety is not a theory; it has been proven time after time by countless Addicts and Alcoholics ever since Bill and Dr. Bob. Like our founders, we too can achieve Permanent Sobriety one day at a time. Staying sober for the rest of my life has went from being a scary thought to being a beautiful thought.
It’s amazing the difference a psychic change can make in ones thinking.
The Big Book of A.A. makes mention of Permanent Sobriety four times. I won’t tell you where they are, but they ARE in the book. I challenge you to find them. Happy reading and may I see some of you as we trudge happy road of destiny.