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We are Recovering alcoholics and addicts, and these are mini-chapters of our lives. Here, we are learning to live a life of choice; we're learning to live Drunkless.

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One and Only

By: AJ

Upon coming into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, my soul was crushed. It was broken up in a million pieces for a million reasons. One of the devastating effects of this was a super low self image. I hated who I was. I hated everything I did. I was at a self-esteem rock bottom. All I wanted was to be loved, cared for and appreciated. I was unable to love myself so I looked to others for that validation. 

And boy did I get it! During my first moments in Alcoholics Anonymous, I was a superstar! I was welcomed and embraced by all in the rooms. To be completely honest, that is probably what kept me there in the beginning. People saw me as a hurt, broken newcomer and surrounded me like we do when someone first comes in. So I soaked up all the attention, loving every minute of it. But like all outside resources, this didn't last. I needed more. I wanted to be the best. I wanted to be someone's one and only. I wanted to be the brightest shining star in someone's life. Looking back now, I get how unrealistic that is. No one can expect that-not even from a parent, child or lover. But I still wanted it. I needed to feel special. I kept telling myself I was God's one and only-but that just wasn't cutting it. 

Then came the glorious day when it all came together-like it always does. I realized whose one and only I was.

YOURS!

Yes you reading this right now. I am yours, his, hers and theirs. I am everyone's one and only because there is only one me! A lot of people may be similar to me, but none exactly like me. Out of the billions of people who have ever lived, and ever will, I am the only one who is me and that counts for something. I am special. I am unique. I am the world's one and only. And guess what? YOU ARE TOO!

I do it because it works.

I do it because I live a life of recovery

AJ

Be Positive. Be Compassionate. Be Love. Be Spiritual. Be Life. Just BE.

Drunkless does not intended to diagnose, treat, or resolve any alcoholic or addiction condition in any way, shape or form.  Drunkless deals primarily with chemical addictions and aims to share the experience, strength, and hope of our bloggers, podcasters, and associated guests and visitors.  Though we recognize and realize that there are many forms of addiction and mental disorders, we are not experienced nor educated in ways where we can advise or give feedback on many of them.  As such, it is up to our visitors to discern the differences and to take appropriate action to seek help for themselves or loved ones.  However, we do hope to provide a glimpse into the correlation between some of them and hopefully allow someone a "one-up" on getting help before it becomes life threatening -- after all, that is our goal -- to provide hope where we can, and possibly save a life.

The authors, podcasters, artists, creativists, and other "hosts" on this site do it therapeutically, educationally, inspirationally, and to share their experience, strength and hope, as well as for entertainment... After all, we are not a glum lot.

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