Before recovery and even in early recovery, we thought that drinking was helpful. Some of us even thought that it kept us alive. While we were intoxicated, we experienced the illusion that everything was good. This is the delusion and illusion the alcoholic mind tells us. When we recovered, we discovered the truth: what appeared to be helping us was what was killing us. We have been restored to sanity.
Today, I am grateful that I’m able to see the truth. The lie that alcohol and drugs were my friends has been smashed. I thank my Higher Power for restoring me to sanity and showing me where I can be helpful to others.