There is a Solution

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

"We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.
The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, pp. 22-23

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

 "Here is the fellow who has been puzzling you, especially in his lack of control.  He does absurd, incredible, tragic things while drinking.  He is a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  He is seldom mildly intoxicated.  He is always more or less insanely drunk.  His disposition while drinking resembles his normal nature but little.  He may be one of the finest fellows in the world.  Yet let him drink for a day, and he frequently becomes disgustingly, and even dangerously anti-social."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is a Solution, p.21.

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

But what about the real alcoholic? He may start off as a moderate drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker; but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c.1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is a Solution, p.21.

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

"Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.  Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is A Solution, pp.19-20.

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

"We have concluded to publish an anonymous volume setting forth the problem as we see it.  We shall bring to the task our combined experience and knowledge.  This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: C. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 19

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

"...the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 18.

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

"It (alcoholism) engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer's. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents--anyone can increase the list."

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p. 18

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

 "We are average Americans.  All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social and religious backgrounds.  We are people who normally would not mix.  But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful."

Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

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

We of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. (Bill Wilson)  Nearly all have recovered.  They have solved the drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "There is a Solution", p. 17.

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