Honesty as a bridge to permanent, happy sobriety

Honesty as a bridge to permanent, happy sobriety

Not Walls But Bridges 

“Dishonesty requires little further comment. It has no place in our program. It must be eliminated if we are to succeed at all. Honesty with yourself, God, and your fellow man is the keystone in the A.A. bridge that spans the alcoholic chasm to permanent, happy sobriety. Without honesty the A.A program would become an inconsistent, hypo-critical way of life. It would become negative and antagonistic to recovery. The practice of dishonesty in any form helps to tear down the alcoholic’s defense against that first drink which he will eventually find himself taking, if he cannot be honest with himself.”

The Little Red Book – Hazelden Foundation      

                                            

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