Facebook Pixel

Unmanageable Life: Were You In Control As An Alcoholic?

Rate This

More Videos from Heather C 7 videos in this series

Heather describes why she used to believe she was in control of her life when she was an alcoholic.

I went to talk to somebody who is now my sponsor and she asked me one question. She asked me, “Do you believe that you are an alcoholic and that your life has become unmanageable?”

And I said yes to the first part, but I couldn’t answer the second part because I still had my house. I still had my car, and today I can answer yes to both of those questions because even though I still had those things, the next month I wouldn’t have.

It’s called a yet. You never know what’s going to happen. I could have crashed my car if I would have stayed in Vegas and continued doing what I was doing. I could have lost my car. I could have lost my house. I could have lost my entire family. I could have lost all the friends that I hadn’t already. I could have lost everything. I’m one of the lucky ones that was able to see the yets and not everybody gets that. Some people have to fall really hard.

View More Videos On Addiction

Interview Scheduled By In The Rooms®: A Global Recovery Community.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy



Get Email Updates

Alcoholism Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!