a couple of days ago, i invited you to send me an email if you’d never emailed before, or never posted a comment on my blog. i specifically wanted to invite lurkers, silent-readers, keep-to-yourself types, and non-reaching-out-ers to … well, to reach out. I said i’d pick two emails, and would send personalized audio replies from me. Here’s one of the messages i replied to:
Lis: “Belle, I’m one of those “lurkers”… I’m 16 days sober and was sitting in my office crying when your email arrived. My longest period of sobriety was 76 days — this past summer and every minute of it felt like forever. I love lemon meringue pie…”
My goal for 2017 is to send out 50 copies of my book to sympathetic doctors, helpful therapists, open-minded social workers, and kind psychiatrists. I’d like to share this idea of support for quitting drinking (for ‘high bottom’ drinkers/for those of us who don’t go to AA). I know that most doctors don’t know anything about us. They don’t know what to say when we admit we’re over-drinking, and they don’t know what resources are available outside of AA or rehab. So I want to send 50 copies of my book out to people who help others.
There are two ways for you to be involved:
- Sponsor a book for me to mail out [can someone sponsor 20 books?]
- Send me the name and address of a doctor, therapist, specialist, counsellor, treatment facility — any health care professional who you know would be open to hearing about idea of online support for quitting drinking. I’ve sent out two books this week already … 48 more to go 🙂 hugs from me.