July 30: The F.D.I. Index (Fear, Doubt and Insecurity)

Topic for the week:  The F.D.I. Index

Although my life has been happy and even joyful for the most part, Fear, Doubt and Insecurity sometimes sends me reeling. An F.D.I. attack can start if I step too far out of my comfort zone, or if I feel belittled or rejected by someone I trusted. Sometimes I don’t know where it comes from….

I started using alcohol to calm emotional discomfort in my early thirties, and within three or four years, I was drinking myself into oblivion daily. I was hooked. I reached out for help and found it quickly in Alcoholics Anonymous. What a miracle!

Fear is often mentioned in our Big Book.

How has AA helped you manage fear or other negative emotions?