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Why i don't want a sober living house next door
Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door by FUJI Kawai is written by Ron Allison, who is an alcoholic and recovering alcoholic. In this book he answers the question, “Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door.” This question will encourage all of us who want to live clean lives or want to help someone live a clean life, to put our energy into living clean ourselves first. Living a clean life, does not mean just living in a house, but living as a hermit, and having total control over your every thought and action. As a working person, you do not need any alcoholic buildings next door, but you need to stop drinking. The reason that this book answers the question, “Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door” is because alcoholics living next door to alcoholics, is a poor substitute for what we can accomplish if we cut out the alcohol and continue to live a normal, law-abiding life. Alcoholics living next door to alcoholics are living a lifestyle that leads to constant excuses for why they can’t do anything right. In this book they answer the question of, “Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door.” The first reason is that the average alcoholic is in denial about their disease, even though they know it is an illness. They cannot admit that they have a problem. They are not willing to deal with it, because they will admit that they have a problem, but when asked how long it will take to cure them they will say, ‘It will not take long, I am a recovering alcoholic’ or even worse, ‘I will only be happy when I recover from this’. When they want to answer the question, “Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door”, they will only tell you, “Well, at least I am not a drug addict or alcoholic!” But if you live with an alcoholic, and the society’s support only encourages them to drink, then what is the point of trying to overcome that addiction, or improving their lives? If you live with a junkie, it does not matter if you have to use ‘drip-feeding’ to get them to stop, because their only purpose in life is to get high, and be high on life. They do not care about the people around them. That is why you should not be living with an alcoholic, unless you have met one, and can overcome their physical need. If you live with an alcoholic and the need is overwhelming, then you need to end the relationship, and give yourself over to that one person. Once you are ready to quit the alcoholism, it is important to remember the addiction that is causing all the physical and emotional pain. It is the addiction that keeps them addicted, not you. The person is addicted to alcohol, the alcoholic’s addictions, they are you. As long as you are making them drink, it is impossible to make them stop drinking. The reason why this book answers the question, “Why I Don’t Want a Sobriety House Next Door” is because you cannot cure yourself. The only way to cure yourself is to live a clean and sober life. That is what we are doing when we are living in our homes, getting up in the morning, reading a book or watching TV, and driving away. It is easy to live in a house, but it is not easy to live sober. By letting an alcoholic to live next door to you will only make it more difficult for you to live the life that you want to live.