"You are a big chief and I am a big chief, but whiskey is the biggest chief of all."
Chief Washakie Shoshone
We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking.
Big Book pg. 30
The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we become subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did--then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen--Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair. Unhappy drinkers who read this page will understand!
Big Book pg. 151
Creator help us to live free of the chains of alcoholism, help us be free Grandfather.