“If you are satisfied
that he is a
begin to dwell
on the hopeless feature
of the malady.”
BB p 92
“The man took a drink,
then the drink took a drink,
and finally the drink took the man,” ~ an anonymous AA idiom.
As the disease progresses
the lack of control over the drink
becomes apparent to almost everyone
but the drunk.
In the chapter “Working With Others”,
there are many suggestions on how to approach a newcomer.
The most important suggestion,
one can never call another soul an alcoholic,
only the drunk can call himself a real alcoholic.
What the recovering person can share is their
experience, strength and hope
and leave the diagnosing to the professional.
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.