Thursday, September 30, 2010
No such thing as "Recovering" alcoholic
I've had the opportunity to see some of my colleagues expressing this fact lately.
Danny Boy calls it a misused word. The proper word is "Unrecovered" evidently.
My mentor... sponsor's sponsor, if you want to get technical... said it this way; "Those who say they are recovering are not." RIP Frank McKibbon.
I was at a meeting yesterday and a gal said she was still a newcomer... at two and a half years of sobriety. Puke. I like this gal too. I just question her thought process. It was a "newcomer" meeting because the chairperson had nothing... and used the Daily Reflection of the day as a topic. There were other disgusting violations of tradition and steps in that meeting. But I endured. I even enjoyed the meeting once the a-hole "elderstatesmen" said their piece and shut the fuck up.
I spoke. I said I am not a newcomer. I did steps and can show the newcomer how to do steps.