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Hi, all fellow alcoholics, in recovery or not, sober or not, we are still alcoholics forever. This dawned on me when a friend with 20 years of sobriety said he was an alcoholic. I said to myself this guy is crazy, but after obtaining my own sobriety I knew he was right. I subscribe to the theory that alcoholism is a disease that is incurable, somewhat like diabetes. It can be "controlled" but not cured, the many dry drunks and relapses in our midst prove this. I have gone the whole nine yards in my alcoholic life. I will write "my story"on another page. I have begged borrowed or stolen most of the info on these pages. But I trust the copyright owners will understand that my intentions are not to make money or misuse the material, and be benevolent. Furthermore I am invoking the "fair use clause" of U.S. copyright law, although if anybody is really mean about it please e-mail me and I will remove the material. My only interest is to help and teach my fellow alcoholics.
Send me your contributions, personal stories, gripes, suggestions, criticisim, feedback, etc
Apliccable to men and women
You are crazy Martha or Fred !!!! I am NOT an alcoholic.
I am a social drinker and it makes me relax.
I can quit anytime I want.
Well maybe I'll cut down.
I'll just drink beer and wine, no hard liquor.
I said "what" ? last night ?
This bruise ? oh I slipped on the ice.
Where the hell is my car ?
Call in and tell them I have a virus.
What do you mean the Andersons are not inviting us ? they always do.
I was downsized at work.
The cop was crazy.
What do you mean you want a divorce ?
Sorry dear guess I am just too tired and stressed out.
Maybe I'll try a non alcoholic beer.
AA ? Are you nuts ? thats for winos and bums !!!!!
Ok, from now on no more than 3 drinks in a day.
As soon as he/she leaves for work I'll have a few and feel good.
Ok, from now on only on weekends.
Doctors say a few drinks are good for your heart.
Geeez!!! I thought I had 200 bucks in my wallet.
Etc, Etc, Etc.
Like all these, there are hundreds of rationalizations, but the bottom line is not there !!!!!!
The REAL bottom line is to take the first step, admit we are alcoholics and that we are powerless against it, I believe this constitutes 50% of the therapy of recovery. Denial is the opposite, denial will always keep us active alcoholics !!!!
Acceptance of the first step is crucial to recovery.
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