"The smarter a man is the more he needs God to protect him from
thinking he knows everything."
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!
Big Book pgs. 36 & 37
But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception,
will be absolutely
unable to stop drinking on the basis of
self-knowledge. This is a point we wish to
emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon our alcoholic readers as it
has been revealed to us out of bitter
Big Book pg. 39
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental
defense against the first drink. Except in a few rare cases, neither he
nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must
come from a Higher power.
Big Book pg. 43
I am weak I need your help.