February 13, 2005

The Illusion of Controlled Drinking

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AAOnline.net)

We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals -- usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.

We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.

c. 2001 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 30
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Thought to Ponder . . .

When a person tries to control her drinking, she has already lost control.

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