|....on the Road to Recovery|
Was it a relapse or a pause?
Over the years, I have heard people come back to the Program and announce that they had a relapse or they may label it a "slip." They may stay sober for a few months, or many months, and then relapse again... and again...
I don't want to judge these hurting people because who am I to say why some people "get" it the first time and others struggle and may never "get it."
However, a comment about this story of continuing relapses that really caught my attention went like this: "Oh, that person didn't hurt enough to hit bottom; he just paused drinking until the pain passed, then went back to doing what he was doing."
What do you think about this?