The Doctor's Opinion

A Quote by William D. Silkworth, M.D. on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and the doctors opinion

"Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate the true from the false.  To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one.  They are restless, irritable, and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks--drinks which they see others taking with impunity." __ William D. Silkworth,

William Silkworth

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "The Doctor's Opinion", p xxvi.

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