One thing I am sure of,
the smarter the man is the more he needs God to protect him from thinking he
relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened
when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other
respects. My incredible behavior in the face of a desperate desire to stop was
explained. Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope. For three or
four months the goose hung high. I went to town regularly and even made a
little money. Surely this was the answer--self-knowledge.
it was not, for the frightful day came when I drank once more.
Book pg. 7
He had much knowledge about himself as an alcoholic. Yet all
reasons for not drinking were easily pushed aside in favor of the foolish idea
that he could take whiskey if only he mixed it with milk!
Book pgs. 36 & 37
the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on
the basis of self-knowledge.
Book pg. 39
Mystery help us to remember we need your guidance.