A Checklist Begins the Journey


80% of the prescribed, pharmaceutical drugs are consumed by 5% of the world’s population, this is a stark statistic since the United States is 5% of the world’s population.

Approximately, 70% of all incarcerated males have had a father that suffered from alcoholism.

90% of all nurses learned codependency from family matters.

Alcohol or drug treatment programs result in relapses about 90% of the time.

Alcoholics have the highest rate of death during detox, it is imperative that they seek a professional’s help.

It is untrue, but most alcoholics and their families believe that they can simply stop drinking once things get out of hand.

Most people with alcohol abuse problems are in denial, believing the problem to be anything but themselves.

Addicts are almost always extremely stubborn, adopting a “my way or the highway” kind of attitude.

Alcohol “intervention” works through education,treatment, planning, and strict follow-up.

Intervention is a scary road for families and users.

Addicts have just three options; insanity, death, or sobriety through treatment.

Family and codependency will be discussed in future posts,  These facts will help to set the stage for my journey to recovery from alcoholics in my past.  Your not alone in Al Anon. Give your family and yourself hope, find a meeting tonight.

Al Anon: helping families with problem drinkers.

Al Anon: helping families with problem drinkers.

Recovery: 52 Days of Healing

Today, I will be seen by Dr. Ward, Grand Strand Surgeon, who performed the operation on my ailing meniscus tear.  My knee has been improving, although, I am a little impatient with my walk.  I have been unable to put much weight on it.  I have been continuing with workouts and biking to maintain my energy and fitness.  Just in the last few days, I have been limping considerably less, I remain hopeful and on target for a return to sports.  Realistically, my knee has progressive arthritis and little can be done about it.  Although,on a positive note, I had some bone spurs  removed from my knee, I do feel the difference in the freedom of movement.  Today, I will be asking some questions of the doctor.  What are the recommended exercises?  Cautions?  Pros and cons?  I will journal the results in upcoming blogs.  I am keeping my freeze wrap available to me as needed. It helps with inflammation and brings needed oxygen to the knee.  Your best wishes and positive thoughts are appreciated.