Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hitting A Nerve

Sometimes I wonder if anyone is ever reading what I write. But then I write something about our local recovery community, and I find out in a big hurry that I have a rather substantial local audience, at least. Yesterday's wasn't the most controversial thing I've ever wrote, and it won't have the longest reach or be affecting things years down the line. But it definitely hit a nerve around here, because about fifteen people either commented or contacted me about it.
To clarify: I never said I was walking away from meetings completely. I said that I was attending less of them, and that at this point in my life, the reasons why I go to the ones I do have evolved. I don't go to meetings because I struggle to keep it down. And honestly, I'm nearly two decades removed from active addiction; there are limits as to how much identification people coming in the door are going to have with me and my story. That's just reality. I don't talk as much as I used to, and what I do talk about tends to be about living clean, as opposed to the struggles of staying clean and the debris field of early recovery.
I had a lot more I could have said. But frankly, it doesn't matter all that much to me, and I'm in a hurry this morning anyway.

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