Hi, I’m Dan, and I’m an alcoholic.  Over ten years ago I attended a few Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and I came away from those meetings with the impression that alcoholism was something that happened to other people and that I wasn’t nearly as far gone as those folks.  I could handle my drinking problem on my own, I thought.  I’ve reached a point in my life today where I realize that I am powerless over alcohol and that my life has become unmanageable.  Some of you will recognize this as the first step in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.  This journal is meant to record my thoughts, prayers, hopes, frustrations, and challenges as I battle alcohol – cunning, baffling, and powerful.  I am convinced that I will fight this battle for the remainder of my life.

march 13, 2010