The Door Out

“… we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constricted prisons…” —12&12 p.124

I don’t feel that you have to be an alcoholic, addict or even a friend or relative of one to be trapped in a prison of isolation – alone with your thoughts and feelings. I think you can be surrounded by family, friends and others and still be trapped in that prison. 

For me, the door out of my prison led me right into the rooms of our program. I sat down, listened, shared and finally felt safe. I was no longer isolated and alone.  I am lucky. We are all lucky. 

For some reason our contempt prior to investigation was overcome by our desire to be free from the prison we had created. Not everyone hits that emotional bottom, but I sure am grateful I did. I love the program and ILML! 

— JamieQ

  

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