Can You Tell?
In social situations, i’m very upfront about being in AA.
At the office, my coworkers and boss know i’m an alcoholic in recovery. When we get new employees i usually keep quiet about my situation but when the subject of drinking comes up (and in my office it always comes up), i have no qualms whatsoever fessing up to my disease and the cure.
The weirdest thing, though, is that when i meet a new client i feel driven to tell them i ‘m a teetotaler. i explain that about 2 years ago i had health problems and was hospitalized and that the doctor said i could drink specific quantities of alcohol over a specific time frame. (All of this is technically true.) i go on to say that this method was too inconvenient for me so i opted to simply quit outright. It would be more logical for me to shut up about it, but i don’t seem able to.
So i have a poll and a question for you.
What do you tell your entourage about your drinking? Please leave a note in the comment section, i’d love to hear what you say!
Posted on January 19, 2013, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Recovery and tagged AA, alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, Alcoholic Honesty, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Honesty, Instincts, mental-health, Recovery, sobriety. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.