"He often possesses special abilities, skills and aptitudes, and has a promising career ahead of him. He uses his gifts to build up a bright outlook for his family and himself, and then pulls the structure down on his head by a senseless series of sprees, He is the fellow who goes to bed so intoxicated he ought to seep the clock around. Yet early next morning he searches madly for the bottle he misplaced the night before."
Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is a Solution, pp. 21-22
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