AA Thought for the Day
January 12, 2020
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The Great Obsession
Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been
characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink
like other people. 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, (More About Alcoholism) p. 30
Thought to Ponder
Within our wonderful new world, we have found
freedom from our fatal obsession.
T H I N K = Thank Heavens, I Now Know.
A Member Shares:
Hi, my name is Eloise and I am an Alcoholic. When I was active in my alcoholism, I always had the thought that I could drink like a normal drinker. I tried so many different ways to prove to myself that this was the case. But coming into Recovery, I know now that I will never ever be able to drink like a normal drinker. I've crossed that invisible line. Going from normal social drinker into an alcoholic drinker and there is no going back. I know that. But I am also aware that if I stop doing ALL that is suggested to keep and maintain my sobriety, that thinking that I can drink like a normal drinker has every chance of coming back into my mind. I know it's a deadly disease, and it is cunning and it will try to get me back out there. So I will keep doing what I have to and live this AA Recovery program to the best of my ability one day at a time to prevent any sick thinking from coming back. Thank you for listening.
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