“Frothy emotional appeal
The message which can
interest and hold these
alcoholic people must
have depth and weight.”
BB p xxvii
You can tell a drunk but you can’t tell him much.
The illness, the disease, the denial,
the self-centeredness of the know-it-all drunk makes
it almost impossible to emotionally involve an alcoholic.
To ask him to respond to a reasonable suggestion
is like talking to a wall.
Give him an example, your adventures, other drunks woes,
and be sure to emphasize the jails, institutions, deaths
and the yets, if they apply.
It is a life and death situation when talking to new fellow
and an honest and serious note always fares better.
Always remember, when trying to help him
you are helping yourself.
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.