Greetings to you! I have experienced “Alcoholics Anonymous”, the book, and that is what I share with others. I understand the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the real alcoholic's plight, and here is what can be done to overcome chronic alcoholism: "If you are an alcoholic who wants to get over it, you may already be asking - 'What do I have to do?' It is the purpose of this book ('Alcoholics Anonymous') to answer such questions specifically. We shall tell you what we have done." (page 20)
I took my first drink of alcohol at age 24...and within minutes I had become obsessed with its seemingly-magical effect. That glass of wine had just done something *for* me, and I was amazed. Just seven years later, I wanted to never again touch another drop of alcohol -- I had a desire to stop drinking forever -- but I just could *not* leave the stuff alone. I knew what alcohol was doing *to* me, but I still needed something done *for* me. The effect of the Twelve Steps is now my “sufficient substitute” ("A.A.", page 151) for the effect of alcohol, and I do not have to puke anything back up in the morning!
30-year student of “Alcoholics Anonymous”, the book
The matter of permanent recovery is objectively subjective without being selective! There is a reason alcoholism is not limited to old men in alleys and "involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can" ("A.A.", the book, page 18), and there is a reason the A.A. solution works as well for the afflicted as for the affected.
It would be a great blessing to always break through to the real alcoholic now floundering in today's sea of ineffective “treatments” and misinformation, and to similarly reach his or her family, associates and friends with a matchless manner of living.
As real as it is, and as surely as it needs to be addressed, alcoholism is nevertheless but a point of contact leading toward resolution of a far greater issue: reconciliation with the sovereign Creator of all.
Whenever money changes hands, permanent recovery goes out the window.
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