I've had lots of chances, but just when things start looking good I get that craving for whiskey and foul up.
Ira Hayes Pima
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of mental control. I have had many men who had, for example, worked for a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them. They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met. These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control.
"The Doctor's Opinion"- Big Book pgs. xxvii & xxviii
He has a positive genius for getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, particularly when some important decision must be made or engagement kept. He is often perfectly sensible and well balanced concerning everything except liquor, but in that respect he is incredibly dishonest and selfish. He often possesses special abilities, skills, and aptitudes, and has a promising career ahead of him. He uses his gifts to build up a bright outlook for his family and himself, and then pulls the structure down on his head by a senseless series of sprees.
Big Book pg. 21
Great Spirit help us to walk the path of right thinking.