Today we talk to Joe, who hadn’t realized that his issues with drinking and drugs were that bad. Then he started noticing that his girlfriend is angrier and that his kids were standoffish, and wondered what role did he have in that? Times like these, he would have retreated into his old story, and felt ashamed or embarrassed. But today Joe didn’t want to use those excuses for how he wants to live his life. He felt anxiety, but he refused to drink or resort to drugs, as he would have done in the past. Instead, he went to the airport when his girlfriend and daughter texted him, and felt relaxed and welcoming.
That’s progress! Step by step, day by day, Joe is making progress.