Impossible for him to stop!

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“We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop. The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition > There Is A Solution, pg. 22

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ March 28

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“One of the first insights Dr. Bob and I shared was that all true communication must be founded on mutual need. Never could we talk down to anyone, certainly not to a fellow alcoholic. We saw that each sponsor would have to humbly admit his own needs as clearly as those of his prospect.”

“The Language of the Heart,”
AA Co-Founder, Bill W., July 1960
The Language of the Heart
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Dividends

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. . . he has struck something better than gold. . . . He may not see at once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 129

Thought to Ponder . . . In AA, we discover that it is impossible to give without receiving, or receive without giving.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . . H E A LHelping Every Alcoholic Live.

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Accept this power!

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You get the power to overcome drinking through the fellowship of other alcoholics who have found the way out. You get power by honestly sharing your past experience by a personal witness. You get power by coming to believe in a Higher Power, the Divine Principle in the universe which can help you. You get power by working with other alcoholics. In these four ways, thousands of alcoholics have found all the power they needed to overcome drinking. Am I ready and willing to accept this power and work for it?

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