Oh boy, its Dry January again and some in the Normie World are making their annual attempt to enable alcoholics to keep drinking. The photo below is of a story from today’s Star Tribune (written by the New York Times). It talks about “Mindful Drinking.” Sound familiar? If not, check out this quote from Chapter 3 of the AA Big Book:
“MOST OF US have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”
Ok, give controlled drinking a try, if you must (we hope you live through it), but when it fails, as it will for real alcoholics, the doors of AA will be open to you.