Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic. Science may one day accomplish this, but it hasn’t done so yet.
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the rightabout- face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard.Reprinted from the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, page #31 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM with permission of AA World Services, Inc.