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The Main Problem

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          The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says "what about the real alcoholic?  They may start off as a moderate drinker, may or may not become a continuous drinker, but at some stage of their career they begin to lose all control once they start to drink.  We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from the first drink, the alcoholic reacts much like others but once the alcoholic takes any alcohol at all something happens in both the bodily and mental sense which makes it virtually impossible to stop.  The experience of every alcoholic will confirm this.  These observations would be academic and pointless if the alcoholic never took the first drink thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion.  Therefore THE MAIN PROBLEM with the alcoholic centers in the mind rather then in the body."

          If the problem centers in our mind and we use our reasoning power in an attempt to solve our problem than we are trying to solve our problem with the problem.  This can never work as my own experience proves.  I continued to drink alcoholically even though I knew I shouldn't and certainly did not want to.  Lack of power, that is our dilemma and we must find a new source of power to propel our thoughts.  Our thought process can no longer be propelled by our human instincts but rather by the will of God through inspiration.
          

          We have found a new source of power and that one is God.  We have subrogated our thought process to the will of God and we are at peace.  Our prayer at this moment is that anyone who suffers from alcoholism, whether actively drinking or not, may find God as the source of their power.

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