Handling Abstinence

“A.A. does not teach us how to handle our drinking,” he said. “It teaches us how to handle sobriety.” ~ A.A. World Services Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition. A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

It’s no great trick to stop drinking; the trick is to stay stopped.
It’s no great trick to stop eating compulsively; the trick is to stay stopped.
We had quit a thousand times before we got here.
Now we can walk into a meeting and meet someone
who had quit over and over like us
but who now has not eaten compulsively for decades!
How did that happen? By reading Recovery literature,
going to O.A. meetings, working the Steps,
using the tools, and counting on the help
of a Power greater than you! It’s simple
and if done one day at a time
day after day, year after year,
without stopping staying stopped!