Writing assignment: January 29th, 2009

January 31, 2009

Writing assignment #1: Read Big Book page 30, Paragraph 2: “We learned that we had to fully concede to our inner most selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.”
Is there any delusion left in you at all, that you are like other people, and can drink like them? Have you conceded to your inner most selves that you are a “real alcoholic”?

Writing assignment #2: Read Big Book page 30, Paragraph 3: We alcoholics are men and women who have 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 incopprehensible demoralization.”
Can you identify and relate to this statement? Write about your experiences and trying to control your addiction, and write about any doubts you have about your powerlessness.

Words to look up:
vain
obsession
abnormal
illusion
concede
delusion
insanity
incoprehensible
demoralization
progressiveremedy
deception
inability

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