pg: XXII “ Recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience , strength, and hope.”
Requirements for recovery
pg: 20 What do I have to do?
It is the purpose of this book to answer such questions specifically.
25 There is a solution...we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved,....we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences.
93 To be vital, faith must be accompanied by self sacrifice and unselfish, constructive action.
94 Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own.
185 ...that plan was they tell it to another drunk. This was going to help them stay sober.
214 “..am I willing to think other people, of their needs instead of myself, in order to get rid of the problem?”
Pg: 85 New attitude towards liquor...it just comes. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We are not cocky nor are we afraid. We are not cured of alcoholism, we have a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.
100 Assuming we are spiritually fit, we can do all sorts of things alcoholics are not supposed to do. People have said we must not go where liquor is served, etc....
....we mustn’t think or be reminded of alcohol at all. Our experience shows that this is not necessarily so.
101 So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there.
103 We are careful never to show intolerance or hatred of drinking as an institution.
Experience shows that such an attitude is not helpful to anyone.
Tho I am cut, I am not slain. So I shall lie down and bleed a bit, and rise again to fight another day.