A Note To An Alcoholic Friend
“I Didn’t Cause It, I Can’t Control It, I Can’t Cure It”
The 3 C’s of Alanon
It’s about jails, institutions and death. It’s about pain and heartache and loneliness and anger and fear and resentment, to name a few. It’s disrupting and heartbreaking and disgusting. It’s the blackouts, the hangovers, the shakes and seizures and wondering what you did. It’s the hell you’re going through right now. It consists of me saying I can’t do anything for you unless you’re ready to help yourself. I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it and I can’t cure it. I have compassion for what you’re going through but I cannot fix you. Only you can make the decision to get on the road to recovery. I pray you have a moment of clarity. I don’t want to see you to die. The ball is in your court. I hope you choose to play.