September 2011: Doctors' Opinions
From the September 2011 Grapevine Magazine
More can be done to educate the medical community about alcoholism
"I cried tears of gratitude for the medical professionals who helped save my life."
A few weeks ago, at my local Big Book study group, we had a discussion about doctors. Members seemed to be unanimously complaining about how poorly doctors understand alcoholism and recovery. I can acknowledge and appreciate criticism regarding the medical community, but when I was at the World Convention last summer in San Antonio and AA presented it’s 30 millionth Big Book to the American Medical Association, I cried tears of gratitude for the medical professionals who helped save my life.
When my bottom was greeting me with a big smile and open arms, the one thing I did right...
-- Shauna M.