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Month: November 2016

One Bite At A Time - Part Two

A Big Scare

One Bite At A Time - Part Two

A Big Scare

A former teacher once asked us how you eat an elephant. After getting answers like “with barbecue sauce” and “very slowly”, he simply said “one bite at a time”. Some things just can’t be accomplished all at once. This is how I will tell my story. One bite at a time.  This is the story of my first big health scare as a progressively declining and unhealthy alcoholic.  I’ve known for years that I was a functional alcoholic and a binge…

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Welcome to Sobriety Freedom

Welcome to Sobriety Freedom

Hello World of Recovery.  I’m Ronnie Earl. I’m an alcoholic. This website is meant to celebrate the freedom found in sobriety and to explore tools for recovery from alcoholism. I have found new freedom and new happiness, as was promised. When I was a kid, I watched the the children’s television show Electric Company. If memory serves me well, there was a skit about a detective who was supposed to be like Kojak. He talked about Who, What, Where, When, and Why (and…

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Step 2: Belief In A Higher Power

Step 2: Belief In A Higher Power

A 12-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. I will share my experiences with each step as a resource for newcomers to the program. It is HIGHLY ADVISABLE that you work through the steps with a sponsor! Step 2 reads: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. When I went into meetings for the first time, I was terrified. Anxiety levels…

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Step 1: Admission

Step 1: Admission

A 12-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. I will share my experiences with each step as a resource for newcomers to the program. It is HIGHLY ADVISABLE that you work through the steps with a sponsor! Step 1 reads: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Finding the 12 Steps Drinking was something that I just had to do, like eating…

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