Sobriety, My No. 1 Priority

After seven years of sobriety I relapsed. I called my sponsor, dreading his reaction. He was kind but very clear. One of the things he told me was to take stock of all program actions I normally practiced. Had I been practicing them? Were there some I had stopped doing or only doing occasionally? Being no stranger to OCD, I made a color-coded spreadsheet. Red meaning ‘red alert,’ orange ‘watch out’ and green ‘that’s a daily reprieve for you.’ Below are my actions, or lack thereof, in the week before my relapse.

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Tammo D., The Netherlands

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