alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking.
Book pg. 30
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!
Book pg. 151
help us to live free of the chains of alcoholism, help us be free Grandfather.