I am convinced today that I can get nothing more out of drinking. Whenever a person does slip, generally they have not done everything they can with their "training" to prevent it. One of the most important things that is forgotten is to tell someone else of their mindset going to that dark place. This is most likely because if they were to tell someone, they probably couldn't drink after that, and the urge would be defeated. This would prevent them from achieving the instant gratification they crave at that moment.
Yes, my ego would like to think I don't need to read about slips...but that is BS, because slips used to be a very common occurrence in my sobriety, if it could even be called sobriety. I wasn't working steps, working with others, praying and listening to God, or doing what I generally needed to do to stay sober.