November 10, 2008
Maintain Contact with the Memory of the Pain
"The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense against the first drink."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 24~