"When this sort of thinking ifs fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane. These stark and ugly facts have been confirmed by legions of alcoholics throughout history. But for the grace of God, there would have been thousands more convincing demonstrations. So many want to stop but cannot."
Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is A Solution, pp.24-25.
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