t’s been 29 months since I made the decision to step away from AA. If you read my first article about leaving AA here, you know it was one of the most difficult decisions I ever made in my whole life. And it wasn’t because my intuition or my soul or my heart were at odds with leaving – it’s because everyone I knew in AA kept telling me I was going to die, or relapse or a combination of both. It’s as if my entire life was on the line and that’s how other people made me feel. (And unfortunately, I believed them).
At some point in my recovery, I started learning to trust myself. I didn’t believe that trusting myself was possible in the beginning of my sobriety, but maybe that’s because I had a head full of AA and therapeutic treatment communities that told me I could not trust myself. I had been programmed to believe certain things about myself:Read More