Words Of Wisdom



There is a place I go to
It's called Oblivion,
An easy place to get to
Go right ahead and carry on.

The thing is, I have no recall
Of what goes on in there,
Im left with occasional flashbacks
and a feeling of despair.

I hate myself for going there
I really want to quit,
Im sick of being sick all day
and hating myself for it.

I want to wake up happy
Healthy and guilt free,
To be rid of the invisible hold
That Alcohol has on me.

Iv'e heard about this other place
It's called Sobrietee,
I'm heading that way now, Today,
Can anyone help me?

From a convention speaker

Sorry I am a bit emotional - I have just given up smoking

Thoughts at 4am If I am an alocholic I shouldn't drink - If I am not an alcoholic I don't need to.
People who arn't alcoholics dont lie in bed at 4am wondering if they are alcoholics
From Camber Sands 1998: Remember its Alcohol-is-m , not Alcohol-was-m
What's an Alcoholic? A man goes into a bar - big notice on the wall "All you can drink for 5" - I'll have 10 worth he says. -  Thats an Alcoholic
A nice quote from the 1997 Camber Sands Convention:

"AA didn't open the gates of heaven and let me in but it opened the gates of hell and let me out"

"Most things can be preserved in Alcohol, dignity however is not one of them"
Author Unknown

"I drank for happiness and became unhappy.

I drank for joy and became miserable.

I drank for sociability and became argumentative.

I drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.

I drank for friendship and made enemies.

I drank for sleep and woke up tired.

I drank for strength and felt weak.

I drank fo relaxation and got the shakes.

I drank for courage and became afraid.

I drank for confidence and became doubtful.

I drank to make conversation easier and slurred my speech.

I drank to feel heavenly and ended up feeling like hell."



There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday; with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot erase a single thing we've done, we cannot change a single word we've said.

Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow. With its possible adversities; its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in it, for it is as yet unborn. That leaves only today. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities -- yesterday and tomorrow -- that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives us mad, it is remorse or bitterness over something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Let us therefore live one day at a time.


"There is a principle, which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-  that principle is contempt prior to investigation"

"Alcohol gave me wings to fly,/And then it took away the sky."