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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, recovery, and more about alcoholism

"Suddenly the thought crossed my mind that if I were to put an ounce of whiskey in my milk it couldn't hurt me on a full stomach.  I ordered a whiskey and poured it in my milk.  I vaguely sensed I was not being any too smart,but felt reassured as I was taking the whiskey on a full stomach.  The experiment went so well that I ordered another whiskey and poured it into more milk.  That didn't seem to bother me so I tried another. Thus started one more trip to the asylum for Jim."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous, More About Alcoholism, p. 36.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, more about alcoholism, recovery, and the twelve steps

"If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him.  Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people! 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c.1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, More About Alcoholism, p. 31.

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

"The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.  The persistence of this illusion is astonishing.  Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, More About Alcoholism, p. 30.

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

"Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, More About Alcoholism, p.30.

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