“We know that as long as the alcoholic keeps away from drink, he usually reacts like other men. We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, in the both the bodily and the mental sense which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop. The experience of any alcoholic for the follow!c will abundantly confirm this.
“These observations would be academic and pointless if our friend never took the first drink, thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion. Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.”
-Alcoholics Anonymous, Pg. 22-23
Here is a talk from Bob D about his experience, strength, and hope.