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Thoughts on Recovery – No. 73 – Step 1 – Fred -More about Alcoholism – Pages 39-42 – Part 2 – A powerful message for all alcoholics no matter how long you are sober!

In part 2 Fred is in the hospital. When he recovers enough to review the events he becomes aware that he made no fight whatever against the first drink. There was no thought to consequences at all.   He recalled that his alcoholic friends prophesied the time and place would come – he would drink again.…

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Thoughts on Recovery – No. 71 – Step 1 – Description of the Alcoholic – The desperate experiment of the first drink – Why does he? Example a man called Jim – Part 2 – More about Alcoholism – P 35-37

In part 2 we will look at Jim’s story. He tells the AA members exactly how it happened that he drank again. It is his story. It starts with him going to work on Tuesday morning. Where was he Monday? He remembers he was irritated that he was a salesman for the agency he once…

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Thoughts on Recovery – No. 70 – Step 1 – Description of the Alcoholic – The desperate experiment of the first drink – Why does he? Example a man called Jim – Part 1 – More about Alcoholism – P 35-37

The chapter More about Alcoholism is designed to make the reader understand that the alcoholic is powerless, powerless, powerless, to control how much we drink after we take the first drink and powerless to keep from taking the first drink.  This is the hopeless condition of mind and body that defines the real alcoholic.  Is…

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