Addiction and alcoholism is insanity, and attempting to “manage it” is like swimming with sharks and trying to talk them out of becoming their lunch. Sharks don’t bargain; they just eat.
Dana Bowman is a wife, a mother, a teacher, a writer, a speaker, and a runner, all simultaneously. The writing is only possible because her family donates loads of material. An English teacher for over twenty years, she decided to take up a writing career while mothering two babies, because she had so much free time. Her writing has been awarded first prize from both the Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press. Her book was selected as a Kansas Notable book in 2016. She was thrilled to be asked by Central Recovery Press to write a book about moms in recovery. Bottled: A Mom’s Guide to Early Recovery, available now on Amazon, took exactly nine months to write. It is her third baby. It is much less demanding.
In Part II of Confessions of an Alcoholic Mom, Dana Bowman talks about how she decided to choose sobriety and life, and thus getting her sanity back.
I couldn’t quit drinking. I had finally found myself outsmarted by the alcohol. Even with my great husband and kids and life, and without ever getting arrested or blacking out and ending up in Vegas, or any of that stuff that belongs on an Intervention episode, I had, very quietly, and very successfully, drank myself into full blown addiction.