When this sort of thinking is fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane. These stark and ugly facts have been confirmed by legions of alcoholics throughout history. But for the grace of God, there would have been thousands more convincing demonstrations. So many want to stop but cannot.
There is a solution.World Service, Alcoholics Anonymous. The Big Book and A Study Guide of the 12 Steps . Anonymous Publishing. Kindle Edition.
We come to Recovery at our rock bottom.
We who come to Overeaters Anonymous
may not demonstrate the hopelessness
in the same way those with compulsions
less socially acceptable have.
We may well be guilty of driving while eating
but texting while driving, while no less distracting
is more often a designated offense.
But a half-gone box of oven-warm doughnuts
does not grab the attention of officers
nearly as quickly as a tiny bag of weed
or an empty syringe. Still, we’re as desperate,
as those who find their soulmates in AA,NA,
GA or any other. We, too, are beyond human aid
and are likely to die from our food-related actions,
of excess or deprivation…or of suicide.
But for us as well, but for the grace of God,
there would have been thousands more
So many want to stop but cannot.
But the message those alcoholics gave the world
nine decades ago is true as well…
There is a solution!