Hi my friends I was just here sitting tonight thinking when I came into aa over 12 years ago what I thought an alcholic was I thought it was the down and out with the raincoat and the bottle of four crown wine in the paperback and certainly did not think I was one and that it was an illness and that it can affect everyone from the queen to the people begging on the streets and when I used to say the word alcholic I hated it but tonight I am so grateful to know what is wrong with me and that it can be arrested a day at a time if I dont pick up the first drink, but I dont think there is enough information about our illness and peoples perception is still what I was thinking and they need to be educated as I even here my workmates sometimes saying look at that alkie he could stop if he wanted to and I tell them he has an illness and stop been so cruel(not all my workmates no that I am a recovering alcholic but if they ask I wil tell) what is other peoples opinion!!!!!!!!!
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