Your Move

The real thing

Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

In chapter three of the Big Book, "More About Alcoholism," one passage reads: "To be gravely affected, one does not necessarily have to drink a long time nor take the quantities some of us have. This is particularly true of women. Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are beyond recall in a few years." As a high-bottom drunk, I highlighted those three sentences on pages 33 and 34.

Although I maintained a full-time job and did not get caught driving while intoxicated, I was... Login to read more
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