I went for my study (social behaviour studies) to the AA. And it opened my eyes. I knew that alcoholism is a real problem, one that has many sufferers. It’s a mean disease that can simply ruin your life. But this meeting, brought me to a whole knew level of knowledge and understanding.
I discovered that not drinking can be the hardest task in life, if you’re an addict. It’s not a matter of “just stop drinking” because that’s to easy to say. They need to do it, combat the fight in their minds every day. Again and again. I found a new sort of respect for the people who where sitting there, who gave me an insight in their lives.
This is not a health related topic, or maybe it is. I’m very happy that I know the struggle that addicts have, and I hope I’ll never have to fight it myself. It brought drinking in a whole new perspective. I hope that everyone, now that Christmas and New Year are coming, will think about this twice. Even in your company there can be one person struggling with addiction.
Take care and don’t forget them, they’re not alone, let them feel that.