SP's post really helped me find the courage to go through with posting. I'm in a curious situation where I want to use SIA and Al Anon, but I'm in no f***ing hurry to get a sponsor. I've started thinking of this board as a "sponsor" since it's safe.
When I saw how quickly SP had been able to talk face to face with his uncle after just mentioning he was considering it, I realized that recovery will require positive action. Monkey see, monkey do
As soon as I clicked the "Add New Topic" button, I realized that the story was out there for the world to see. It's not even the "Members only" section. Anyone can read about it now. And the tagline that James uses popped right into my head. The darkness is not mine. Instead, I have found a powerful light, in myself and even more so, in each of you as we help each other.
It's been up and down and up and down since then, and I'm beginning to understand that this journey is a long haul operation. But then again I can think of your tagline
and keep going!