Expressions commonly heard in A.A. are “If you don’t take that first drink, you can’t get drunk” and “One drink is too many, but twenty are not enough.” Many of us, when we first began to drink, never wanted or took more than one or two drinks. But as time went on, we increased the …∞
Alcoholic Teenaged girl I had my first drink at the age of six. Being the only girl out of three and being the youngest child, I could get my way. I now believe I was an alcoholic from the first drink.
Recovery is best thought of as a journey that is undertaken one step at a time. The goal is to avoid taking the first drink and to stay sober a day at a time. Anniversaries of sobriety are important, but ultimately what is most important is whether you drink today, not whether you drank yesterday …∞