Originally Posted by noneever
Truth is, I didn't need to be TOLD, I had to experience it for myself. I haven't been SCARED into sobriety- this experience has shown me very clearly that I do not have control over alcohol.
This is the same for every true problem drinker. Maybe for some college kid drinking on the weekends and his church gets a hold of that info and uses their influence to scare him straight before he develops a real problem, but for the rest of us, we never listened to anyone but ourselves and our experiences.
I'm not an AAer, but I don't see what the above has to do with AA? From what I hear, everyone there was on the bottom rung at one point.