A recovered alcoholic can win the confidence of one who is still suffering quickly…
The other side is that an alcoholic in his cups also has the ability to sway the thoughts of a dry alcoholic who is not living in the solution.
Once I had the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism, I could go anywhere and do anything. In early recovery it was essential I didn’t go “there” or hangout with “them.” The book is clear that ANY program based solely on the avoidance of temptation is doomed to failure. There is an easier, softer way.
The good news is that everything changes with working (and continuing to work) the 12 steps…True freedom lies ahead…surrendering means we no longer have to fight.
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