We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. . . We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grips of a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better. We are like men who have lost their legs; they never grow new ones.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 30
Thought to Ponder . . .
When we try to control our drinking/drugging/acting out, we have already lost control.
I like to say, “if you are working on not drinking, drugging or acting out… then you are actually working on drinking, drugging or acting out. Work on the solution and not the problem!