Saturday, June 20, 2009

Philip...

The funniest call I had last week was a call from Philip.

He called me out of the blue last Thursday from our local detox. A member of my home group had been at a meeting in this detox on Wednesday and given my name and number to him as a "sponsor".

Philip is in a new program that they have at the detox where they try to transition folks from jail back into the community by connecting them up with "real" support such as getting them engaged in the AA community as opposed to just handing them a meeting list.

As Philip was explaining his situation and I was talking some about AA, he seemed willing and interested and sober. I was tied up or out of town Thursday and Friday but asked him if he could get out to go to my home group on Saturday.

He said that he could get a pass as long as I was going to meet with him (his case worker called to verify our plan) and they'd put him in a taxi or give them bus tokens to get there.

I was amazed! Damp drunks delivered right to your door or wherever you wanted and then picked up and returned when you're done with them. What a service! I've always had to go get them and then try to get rid of them when you're done with them.

I've mused on this all week: "...gee, I'm feeling a little low today. Maybe I should just call the detox and see if they can drop off a drunk for an hour?" It seems like maybe God has found a way to truly bless those of us in AA without our having to venture to hospitals or sordid places...

Anyway, Philip and I have met a couple of times and talked on the phone every day. I know more than he does that the odds are definitely against him but I see the miracle of awareness starting to dawn on him.

I just love my life...

5 comments:

Carol said...

Sounds good!! Running low on words today. Sounds good!!

Mary Christine said...

DDS, drunk delivery service. what a deal!

Scott W said...

Once more the power of recovery shines!

Steve E. said...

I like that:

RENT-A-DRUNK!

Syd said...

I hope that Philip continues with you and his awareness grows.