A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and the twelve steps

He made up his mind that until he had been successful in business and had retired, he would not touch another drop.  An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five ...Then he fell victim to a belief which practically every alcoholic has--that his long period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified him to drink as other men. Out came his carpet slippers and a bottle.  In two months he was in a hospital, puzzled and humiliated.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, More About Alcoholism, p. 32.

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