Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Categories

How It Works

Meeting Quotes

AA History

Recovery Gifts Store

Recovery Heroes

In The News

Prayers

MP3 Speakers

There Goes I

Daily Meditation

Recovery Arts

12 Step Events

Recovery E-Cards

 

Entertainment

Entertaining Videos

Time Killers

Recovery Humor

Inspirational Stories

Sober Activities

 

Our Sober Clubs

Motorcycle

Dive

Bicycle

Adventure

Singles

Artists

 

About Us

Follow Us On Twitter

Newsletter

Contact Us

 

Recovery Gifts

 

Recovery Gifts - Diabolic Alcoholic

 

 

Let's ask Bill W.

 

What is alcoholism?

Click Here or scroll down for his answer
   

   

Bill's Answer

Alcoholism is a malady; that something is dead wrong with us physically; that our reaction to alcohol has changed; that something has been very wrong with us emotionally; that our alcoholic habit has become an obsession, a obsession which can no longer reckon even with death itself. Once firmly set, one is not able to turn it aside. In other words, a sort of allergy of the body which guarantees that we shall die if we drink, an obsession of the mind which guarantees that we shall go on drinking. Such has been the alcoholic dilemma time out of mind, and it is altogether probable that even of those alcoholics who did not wish to go on drinking, not more than five out of one hundred have ever been able to stop before A.A. (Yale Summer School of Alcohol Studies, June 1945).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This site is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.(AAWS). AAWS has neither reviewed nor endorsed the contents of this site. If you wish to visit the official AAWS Web page, please click on the Blue Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous) These pages are not endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. They are solely provided as part of the sites owner's 12 Step work in reaching out to the alcoholic who still suffers. Some of the items on these pages were originally published by A.A. World Services, but do not assume that this implies continued approval by the General Service Conference for their use in these pages. Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A., and The Big Book are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The Grapevine and AA Grapevine are registered trademarks of The AA Grapevine, Inc.

 

 
     
 
         
     
Home Contact Us Privacy Policy Site Map
 
     
All Web site design, the CLEAN AND SOBER NOT DEAD™ Logo, shirt text, graphics, slogans, logos, phrases and the selection and arrangement thereof are Copyright © and/or Trademark TM protected 2006 - 2012, CLEAN AND SOBER NOT DEAD™. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any use of materials on this Web site--including reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication--without the prior written permission of cleanandsobernotdead.com is strictly prohibited
 
      © 2006 - 2015 Clean And Sober Not Dead | All Rights Reserved