In the Twelve and Twelve:

Question 1: Read Paragraph 2, Page 21. No other kind of bankruptcy
is like this one. Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds
us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands. Once
this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns
is complete. Write about your experience with this statement.

Question 2: Read Paragraph 1, Page 22. The tyrant alcohol wielded a
double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge
that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the
body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the
process. Write about your experience with this statement.

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Thursdays words:
sots
morass
debauch
catapulted
proffered
temperance

Writing assignment:
We are on page 8 of Bill’s story “No words can tell of the loneliness and despair
I found in that bitter morass of self-pity. Quicksand stretched
around me in all directions. I had met my match. I had been
overwhelmed. Alcohol was my master.” Write on this paragraph. What
is your experience? When you read this, what feelings arise? Can you
relate to Bill’s description? Why is it necessary to relive this
bleak, hopeless, and miserable time in your life?

Words:
precipitates
caldron
seething
entire
pathological
deterioration
scoff
sublime
fancied

writing assignment:
1. What constitutes “entire abstinence” for you and for your fellowship?

2. “I (Bill W) was very lonely and again turned to alcohol?” What did
you turn to when you were lonely? Explore how loneliness has
contributed to you picking up your addiction or addictions.