I am Bob, an 85 year old alcoholic. This is my story, but in this story is much of the story of every alcoholic, his or her story, their obstacles, their answers, their failures. Herein lies many of the secrets of a road less traveled. A narrow road toward freedom from alcoholism.
The word alcoholism defines me well, yet I am 35 years without any alcohol in my system, this condition is, as you may be aware, is known as alcoholism. Alcoholism, as you may not be aware, is a disease and, surprisingly, may be the deadliest of all! Certainly, among the most challenging
Astonishingly, 12.7 % of the population is, by definition, alcoholic. Over 40,000,000 people.
Unfortunately, there is today no known medical "cure". Alcoholism was not successfully treated until 85 years ago, was not diagnosed until 1956.
I tell my story in the hope it might be of some benefit to those my experience, my strength, and my hope might be useful, especially to those who have a need to use alcohol or drugs as an answer to life's complexities, or to understand those who suffer.
I direct this book to those who may have a desire to stop drinking or using, to the average alcoholic and addict, and to whomever may have a desire to know more about Alcoholics Anonymous, recovery, and the disease thereof.
If you, or anyone important to you, has a problem with alcohol or drugs, read this book.