The book Alcoholics Anonymous, the basic text of A.A., says:
"We alcoholics are men and women who lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals - usually brief - were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible de-moralisation."

If the above describes you, you think you have a problem with alcohol, or you know someone who does, here you will find: a phone number to call and talk to someone who understands, the address of an A.A. meeting near you, details on how to order a book or pamphlet about A.A. and alcoholism, stories of alcoholics who have come to A.A., a copy of Mainstay, A.A.’s meeting in print and much more...

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