Monday, 17 December 2018

Big Book - Alcoholics Anonymous - ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER - p. 414

– The physician wasn't hooked, he thought–he just prescribed drugs medically indicated for his many ailments. Acceptance was his key to liberation. One day as I sat there in the hospital, my psychiatrist walked up behind me and asked, “How’d you like to talk to the man from A.A.?” My reaction was that I’d already helped all the patients on the ward, and I still had plenty of problems of my own without trying to help some drunk from A.A. But, by the look on the psychiatrist’s face, I could tell that it would really make him happy if I agreed. So, for no better reason than to make him happy, I agreed. Very shortly, I realized that had been a mistake–when this big clown came bounding into the room, almost shouting, “My name is Frank, and I’m an alcoholic, ha-ha-ha!” I really felt sorry for him; the only thing in his life he had to brag about was the fact that he was an alcoholic. It wasn't until later that he told me he was an attorney.

 Big Book - Alcoholics Anonymous - ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER - p. 414

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