Search
  • David Sklar, PhD, ACSW

LONELINESS, RELAPSE, AND ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

The Google definition of loneliness is feeling sad and unhappy about being socially isolated. Loneliness can occur in a crowd, family, or happen as a product of living alone. The key component in loneliness is the emotion sadness. Being alone can feel relieving, calming, stress-free. Feeling lonely is sad, sometimes to the point of depressing. Nobody understands you. Nobody loves you. If someone cared for you they would come over right now and take this sad feeling away. But they are not coming. There is an easy remedy for those in recovery feeling lonely-AA. Alcoholics Anonymous is a great structure for keeping loneliness, often a trigger for relapse, at bey. The early AA guys knew the loneliness of addiction and built a group structure that best combats that loneliness. AA provides a community for anyone feeling lonely. Meetings are everywhere at any time. AA is a caring fellowship. The recovering alcoholic is freed from the loneliness that destroys, if he or she so chooses.

30 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF PAIN THE PAIN THAT HURTS, and THE PAIN THAT ALTERS. DENZEL "EQUALIZER 2" I remember an old alcoholic, Bill Stokes, wonderful man. Bill was the companion of Helen Pilsner, a legen

If we understand that we drink in order to change our spatial and temporal attunement to the world, and not to escape from our problems we can easily see the difficulties social isolation and lack of