86Ã‚Â¢ Toward Recovery
I had been drinking alcoholically for about thirty-two years, and the consequences had been getting progressively worse since World War II, I had been in several treatment centers and hospitals, and had been seen by all kinds of doctors; there had not been an answer for me.
Then, in 1972, I entered yet another treatment center because I had no place else to go. In that treatment center, though, they helped me find out that I was a sick man--not the terrible, no good, no account person I had come to believe I was. I finally heard the disease concept and understood. Now at least I had...
-- G. A.