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What I Have Learned from My Stinking Thinking

According to the AA glossary, the phrase “Stinking Thinking” refers to an alcoholic’s reversion to old thought patterns and attitudes. Stinking thinking may include, blaming others, alcoholic grandiosity, fault-finding, self-centeredness, and skipping meetings. Stinking thinking should act as a warning sign that one is getting precariously close to their next drink.” Lately, I’ve had to work … Read More

Sobriety as Shown by That Big, Blue Book

Nicknamed “Silky,” William Silkworth (1873-1951) was an American medical doctor and specialist in the treatment of alcoholism. In the Big Book, we find his words in, “The Doctor’s Opinion,” pages xxviii –xxix. “…Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it … Read More