A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction Pxxi
I attended a patient who, though he had been a competent businessman of good earning capacity, was an alcoholic of a type I had come to regard as hopeless. Pxxi
Competent business woman? yep all the qualifications, lots of effort, but couldnt do a days work and add value to the profits of the company consistantly!
Hopeless? Yes, no matter how much effort I tried to do what the asked, I couldnt, I lost hope.
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others Pxxi
present conceptions to other alcoholics? Yes, I must Pass it on, give it away to keep it? What? My peace of mind... my attitude? yes to maintain this I have to be willing to pass on EVERYTHING that has been passed on to me, everything I have heard and everything I have done... sounds alot, but its not that hard really, it just means being willing to be of service, whenever the situations arises, compassion for new people, patience, keep it simple, anyone that needs it, just like what was done for me! The key is just to be willing and try... regardless.
This man and over one hundred others appear to have recovered.
From what? A Hopeless state
have I? yes
Do I ever feel hopeless? without hope? fleetingly, and then I pray or pick up the phone... and it passes and I get grateful again
These men may well have a remedy for thousands of such situations xxiv
There may well be no such thing as a hopeless case...
I thought it couldnt work for me? yes, and I was wrong, it even worked for me.
I am tired
thanks for all your well wishes