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Old 02-11-2010, 02:46 PM
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keithj
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Many alcoholics, who since went on to have long term sobriety, discovered this fact about themselves.
Originally Posted by AA Big Book 1st Ed.
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.
I've certainly discovered the same fact about myself. But I only discovered it after having some time not drinking, doing the mental picture of drinking poison, recalling lists of why I wasn't drinking, staying away from my triggers, and all the other mental defenses, and then getting drunk anyway after a few months. YMMV.
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