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A Quote by AA on recovery

I will always be an Alcoholic, even after I die,
then I will be a dead Alcoholic.

AA

Source: Bill

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

"A certain American businessman had ability, good sense, and high character.  For years he had floundered from one sanitarium to another. ...placing himself in the care of a celebrated physician...finished his treatment with unusual confidence.  His physical and mental condition were unusually good.  Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.  Nevertheless, he was drunk in a short time."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p.26

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholicsanonymous, the big book, recovery, there is a solution, and twelve steps

"The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous.  He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 25.

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

 "The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p.25.

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A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and there is a solution

 "When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had bee en solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.  We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p.25.

Contributed by: Zink

A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, recovery, deception, and there is a solution

"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." 
   

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is A Solution, pp.24-25.

Contributed by: Zink

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

"The alcoholic may say to himself in the most casual way, "It won't burn me this time, so here's how!"  Or perhaps he doesn't think at all.  How often have some of us begun to drink in this nonchalant way, and after the third or fourth, pounded on the bar and said to ourselves, "For God's sake, how did I ever get started again?"  Only to have that thought supplanted by,  "Well, Ill stop with the sixth drink."  Or "What's the use anyhow?" 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 24.

Contributed by: Zink

A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, there is a solution, and recovery

"The almost certain consequences that follow taking even a glass of beer do not crowd into the mind to deter us. If these thoughts occur, they are hazy and readily supplanted with the old threadbare idea that this time we shall handle ourselves like other people. There is the complete failure of the kind of defense that keeps one from putting his hand on a hot stove."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 24.

Contributed by: Zink

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