Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people! P31
Again in my job, I process some applications
where one of the questions is around a persons alcohol consumption
Here's one I got given to action
The answer to Question 3 is One
And the Answer to Question 4 is No
Q3. What is your average weekly consumption of alcohol in units?
(A unit of alcohol is equivalent to half a pint of beer, lager or cider, one standard glass of wine or a single measure of spirits)
Q4. In the last 5 years has your average alcohol consumption ever been higher than your current average?
no read it again!
did you laugh?
Did you ask yourself why only one a WEEK?
Did you say whats the point of having one a WEEK?
I dont accept normal drinkers drinkers!
Nor do I understand them
I will pray for them!
Average 1 a week
I checked with someone nearby
They saw nothing funny in it
so I shut up!
and carried on processing it
Greatful non drinking alcoholic
I know one is not enough for me
Thinking about it
It never was
God bless them normal drinkers
We have tried every imaginable remedy. In some instances there has been brief recovery, followed always by a still worse relapse. Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing a making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic. Science may one day accomplish this, but it hasn´t done so yet. P31
They really dont know
what terrible consequences they are missing!?
well this person may
in her job, she more than likely sees the consequences
of the first drink
oh to well on a Friday and Saturday evening
FOR MOST normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good. But not so with us.... P151