Gratitude—The Antidote to “Restless, Irritable and Discontent” | Guinevere Gets SoberBeing restless, irritable and discontent is a recipe for disaster for a person with addiction or alcoholism. For example, Alcoholics Anonymous is a program that its members work on a daily basis to find peace and serenity without numbing their feelings. Taking away the substance is only the first step to living a happy, fulfilling life. To quit drinking and using will able the person with an addiction to find out who the person really is within. In order to become less restless, irritable and discontent, there are few suggestions to take on the path to recovery. Beginning the steps is part of the program that must be followed or else there will not be any real promises. By doing the 12 steps people can begin to see with clarity.
What is a Dry Drunk?
This year I will be 75 years old and sober half my life in AA. I have outlived five of my six sponsors and the one still around, a wonderful woman with nearly 50 years of sobriety who heard my first 5 th Step 36 years ago is unfortunately no longer available as a sponsor. There were no alcoholics in my immediate family. I later learned that Bill Wilson was only a year older than me when he took his last drink and 41 when he was asked to start drafting the yet-to-be-named book, Alcoholics Anonymous , one chapter at a time. I did not identify with Dr.
Imagine three layers. The first layer is our bodily reaction to alcohol when we ingest it — the physical craving. Under that is the second layer: the insanity of the mind just before the first drink — the mental obsession. That, we think, is the root of our troubles. If you are suffering from symptoms of the spiritual malady, use these clarifying questions to ascertain where the problem lies. On pages 14 and 15 of the Big Book of A. If he did not work, he would surely drink again, and if he drank, he would surely die.
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Restless, Irritable, and Discontented
Dry drunks may not be using anymore, but in many ways behave like they were still in the midst of their addiction. A sober, horse thief. The majority of people in recovery tend to agree that if you stop following the suggestions which are there for a reason an abstinent addict with no program of recovery, will most probably regress—in their lives, AND in recovery. What is dry drunk behavior and how to manage it in recovery. Most of the self realized dry drunks start to notice a certain level of Dis- Ease creeping in when they stop taking suggestions—and start talking to themselves. Dry drunks tend to have a mental cocktail made up of equal parts regret, longing and fear.
Many of the patients I work with have relapsed, and they often feel badly about it. The question comes up, "What did I do wrong? In fact, I don't even ask why we relapse as alcoholics and addicts. I think I know. We relapse because we ARE alcoholics and addicts.