Silhouette of tree branch against orange and pink sunset uid 1043656 “It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only on alcoholism. That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows that no true alky ever stops drinking permanently without undergoing a profound personality change.”

We thought “conditions” drove us to drink, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn’t do so to our entire satisfaction, our drinking went out of hand and we became alcoholics. It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were.

From the Alcoholics Anonymous book; As Bill See’s It. (page 1).

See also;

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Related Reading:

Alcoholics Anonymous
I Need To Stop Drinking!
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition
Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol