Monday, 28 March 2011


We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are many thousands of men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics PRECISELY HOW WE HAVE RECOVERED is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no furthur aunthentication will be necessary. We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person. And besides, we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.

Above is taken from the forward of the first edition Big Book. I wonder to myself yet again why some folk insist on taking issue with the whole Recovered thing. If you feel you haven't recovered then why not work the twelve steps as laid out in the Big Book, then you can recover. If you don't want to, that's up to you. Enjoy your recovering and please, please stop pissing and moaning about the people who have recovered.

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