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There s a book on alcohol you should read. It is published
by The Alcoholic Foundation of New York (P.0. Box 658, Church
Street Annex, New York). It's title: "Alcoholics Anonymous
"The unnamed alcoholics write their own stories, and
those stories are dynamite.
of them, they claim, have laid the foundation for permanent
recovery. "More than half of us have had no relapse
at all (after treatment) despite the fact that we have often
been pronounced incurable "How were they cured? The
method is simple: first of all they admitted they were powerless
to overcome alcohol by themselves; second, they came to
believe that "a Power greater than ourselves could
restore us to sanity;" third, they made a decision
to "turn our will and our lives over to the care of
God as we understood Him"
is more to the cure, but that's the heart of it. There may
be some confirmed drinkers who will sneer at the method
and the procedures, but they can't laugh off the fact that
it has worked where other methods and procedures have failed.