Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Lazy abstinence and sobriety

If you’ve ever known people who identify themselves as alcoholics, which takes rigorous honesty to do publicly, chances are they may regularly attend Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meetings.  

I’ve known some who are and who do, and I’ve learned a little about what goes on in these meetings and the 12-step recovery program world in which they live their lives one day at a time.

These people regularly attend group meetings designed to help them work on their recovery and maintain the alcohol abstinence and sobriety they now desire.  Meetings typically begin with participates introducing themselves one at a time with a brief statement such as:  “Hi, my name is Joe and I’m an alcoholic and have xx days of abstinence and sobriety.”

The AA 12 steps are a structured and time-tested program helping people abstain from alcohol and work on their sobriety.  The first step is for the 12 step practitioner to admit he or she was powerless over their addiction and that their lives had become unmanageable.

The 12 steps program of recovery is not limited to those struggling with being an alcoholic and is used by other recovery support groups to help those struggling with drug addiction, sex addiction, overeating, gambling and you name it.

Well, borrowing the introductory statement above, Pierini Fitness wants to be rigorously honest and introduce him to his followers with the following statement:

“Hi, my name is Pierini Fitness and I’m a chronically lazy middle-aged man and have zero days of lazy abstinence and sobriety.”

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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