Nine Words Towards Freedom and Sobriety
My name is Keith, and I am an Alcoholic. Nine Words that allowed me to first find my place on the pathway to freedom – yes freedom. Free from the torments and frustrations that I had known as a practising alcoholic.
Nine Words that were to give me hope, hope that I too, could live in peace and contentment’ as so many other Alcoholics Anonymous members were living, free from the use of alcohol.
Nine Words -that today play such an important part in keeping me sober, for I know that as long as I can accept their meaning freely, free from any reservations or resentments, I can apply myself to the AA program and in so doing’ ensure my freedom from that first drink
Nine Words that give me the freedom of choice for once I am free to choose what type of alcoholic I wish to be. Oh Yes’ I shall always be an alcoholic, but how wonderful to be free to choose to use these words and whether today I’ll be a sober one or not,
Nine Words that will continue to keep me sober, for I know that I can stay sober for just as long as I can continue to say humbly and honestly,
Nine words My name is Keith and I am an Alcoholic “
Keith T, (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; The Pathfinder, April 1967)