Quicksand stretched around me in all directions. I had met my match. I had been overwhelmed. Alcohol was my master.

World Service, Alcoholics Anonymous. The Big Book and A Study Guide of the 12 Steps. Anonymous Publishing. Kindle Edition.

When I succumb to worry, I open a Pandora’s box of terrifying pictures, paranoid voices, and relentless self-criticism. The more attention I pay to this mental static, the more I lose my foothold in reality. Then nothing useful can be accomplished.

Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II . Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.

I’m a believer in a Twelve-Step program for everyone.
Me? I’m powerless over food and my life
without Recovery is meaningless. I identify fully
with feeling mired in quicksand. I, too, met my match,
knew food was my master. But I also identify
with worry, terrifying voices, paranoid voices,
mental static, a belief nothing useful can come to pass.
What about you? What are you powerless over?
Has your life in general become unmanageable?
Try Twelve Steps and find your road to sanity!