Am I truly an alcoholic? Like, for really real? How do I know? And what’s it mean to be a “real alcoholic?” Good questions. 


If you drank like we drank you may find yourself with these same questions. Especially if it’s gotten to the point where you have some pretty “real” consequences. Our warstory this week comes from Leslie, who found herself in this exact position. 


Always the rebel, Leslie found comfort and acceptance in the bottle. Having a child gave her the courage to leave an abusive relationship but it wasn't until a friend of Bill W's planted a seed that she would have the courage to leave the bottle and surrender to a solution. Hear how she lives her life today compared to what life was like in the bottom of a bottle. 


Leslie inspired this week’s topic of “The Real Alcoholic.” The ground floor for many of us is accepting the notion that we are a “real alcoholic.” Come along with us while we talk about what that means.


Thanks Hellians!



Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village 


If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village


Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 


Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 


Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 


Refuge Recovery website


Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 



Suicide prevention hotline 



Domestic Violence hotline 



National Human Trafficking hotline



Al-Anon information (support for families)


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