Sobriety is nothing like I thought it would be. At first, it was one big emotional roller coaster, full of sharp highs and deep lows. My emotions were new, untested, and I wasn’t entirely certain I wanted to deal with them. I cried when I should have been laughing. I laughed when I should have cried. Events I thought were the end of the world turned out to be gifts. It was all very confusing. Slowly things began to even out. As I began to take the steps of recovery, my role in the pitiful condition of my life became clear. - Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 316-317 (www.aaonline.net)
Bill Wilson said when you feel terrible work with another alcoholic never fails. When not if. We sometimes get sober and think we are doing it wrong when it doesn’t feel good. Emotions are a part of life whether you are alcoholic/addict or not. Trust the process.