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"This was a T-intersection. This was not a crossroads. If I carried on drinking, I knew exactly where I was going to go."
Louise A. shares her story of reluctant participation in the recovery process. It took some time for her to accept that she was like the other people in the meetings that she'd been attending.
"It was like waking up on a rollercoaster every single day," she says. "Full speed. Strapped in. Tied down. Unable to do anything or think about anything until it stopped."
Now Louise sees those meetings as "a place where we are able to practice being ourselves" and explore what it feels like to live more authentically.
Louise's poetry page is on Instagram @mypoetryismytherapy
Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com and her latest books are at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books