BOTTOM

Definition of Bottom:
a state of utter hopelessness, willing to admit complete defeat.
Synonyms of Bottom:
lowest point, lower-most, rock-bottom, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

Related image
The double standard that held me captive as an active alcoholic also filled me with terror and confusion: “If I don’t get a drink I’m going to die,” competed with “If I continue drinking it’s going to kill me.”

That bottom produced a total acceptance of my alcoholism – with no reservations whatsoever and one that was absolutely essential for my recovery. –Daily Reflections | More…

It was discovered that when one alcoholic had planted in the mind of another the true nature of his malady, that person could never be the same again. In the first years, those of us who sobered up in A.A. had been grim and utterly hopeless cases.

But then we began to have success with milder alcoholics and even some potential alcoholics. Of course, it was necessary for these newcomers to hit bottom emotionally. –As Bill Sees It  More… (p.209)

Related image

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s