Wednesday, 28 April 2021

As Bill Sees It #essentialsofrec #BillW #Program #Recovery

Prelude to the Program, p. 118

Few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless
they have “hit bottom,” for practicing A.A.’s Steps means the
adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still
drinking can dream of taking. The average alcoholic, self-centered in
the extreme, doesn’t care for this prospect–unless he has to do these
things in order to stay alive himself.

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We know that the newcomer has to “hit bottom”; otherwise, not
much can happen. Because we are drunks who understand him, we
can use at depth the nutcracker of the-obsession-plus-the-allergy as a
tool of such power that it can shatter his ego. Only thus can he be
convinced that on his own unaided resources he has little or no
chance.

1. 12 & 12, p. 24
2. A.A. Today, p. 8
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