Can I get wasted once in a while?
Hey, Stanton. Ok, I haven’t gotten really drunk in a while. But for some reason, the only thing I had on my mind for the last couple of weeks was drinking until I got totally wasted, and I don’t know why all of a sudden I’m like this. What do you think?
Are you missing telling me something — like you used to get wasted regularly or that you’re in recovery? You know, some times people need to let loose. Just make sure it’s in a safe environment where you can’t do any harm to yourself. In a sense, one of these “programmed” relapses is what AA is all about — you slip and then come back into the fold to start anew counting your days of abstention. It may be better than thinking endlessly about getting wasted.