Fire-water will rob you of your vision.
Sitting Bull Lakota
No other kind of bankruptcy is like this one. Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands. Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 21
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us; first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process....
In A.A.'s pioneering time, none but the most desperate cases could swallow and digest this unpalatable truth.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 22
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation. Then, and only then, do we become as open-minded to conviction and as willing to listen as the dying can be. We stand ready to do anything which will lift the merciless obsession from us.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 24
Grandfather help us stay on our vision path.