At a meeting, strangers reminisce

"A 12 step meeting is the only place where you can walk into a room full of strangers and reminisce."

One of the problems with being an addict is loneliness. We have lost trust. We have alienated many people and so we are alone. We also feel as if no one understands how powerless we are over our addiction. We are suffering from what is commonly known as "terminal uniqueness." But as soon as we get into a meeting, we are with a bunch of people who are exactly like us. As we listen and share, we realize that we have experienced many of the same feelings and behaviors. We are no longer alone.


 You have nothing to lose and lots to gain by going to a meeting.