A Real Alcoholic



“If you are satisfied

that he is a

real alcoholic,

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.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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