I came to Alcoholics Anonymous because I was no longer able
to control my drinking. It was either my wife's complaining
about my drinking, of maybe the sheriff forced me to go to
A. A. meetings, or perhaps I knew, deep down inside, that
I couldn't drink like others, but I was unwilling to admit
it because the alternative terrified me. Alcoholics
Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women united against
a common, fatal disease. Each one of our lives is linked to
every other, much like the survivors on a life raft at sea.
If we all work together, we can get safely to shore.