The great mystery is: "Why do some of us die alcoholic deaths,
fighting to preserve the 'independence' of our ego, while
others seem to sober up effortlessly in A.A.?"
Help from a Higher Power, the gift of sobriety, came to me
when an otherwise unexplained desire to stop drinking coincided
with my willingness to accept the suggestions of the men and
women of A.A. I had to surrender, for only by reaching
out to God and my fellows could I be rescued.