How can I do this without taking another drink??
Would you rather experiment -- and find out after tragedy that you were wrong about being able to drink? Or, would you like to continue the good life by staying sober?
We know that drinking will harm us. It's like going to a cliff and standing on the edge... like we've often done -- and then jumping off the cliff -- hoping that this time will be different, and that we really will grow wings on the way down!
Fact is: we're not going to grow the wings on the way down. So, why continue to fool ourselves about it? And, why do you need to jump?
If you were able to control and enjoy your drinking in the past -- and enjoy it while you controlled it -- how did you end up here?
Our heads, especially as alcoholics... continue to lie to us. This is where Silkworth, in the Dr.'s Opinion, referred to as reaching a place where we are unable to know between the true and the false.
When you hear a lie is it necessary to take action on it? When you hear a truth -- is it necessary to take an action on it? The answer is no.
I'd rather die sober and happy instead of trying to find out I could drink like a normal person -- and end up dead, drunk and miserable.
If I stay sober, and I'm wrong about it -- I haven't lost anything. If I drink and I was wrong about it -- the chances are great, that I will lose it all.
Why debate it? Just make a decision to stay sober -- regardless of what the truth about it is. What excuse would you have against staying sober?
What good excuse would you have for experimenting? Oh -- you might prove something to yourself. There comes a time in all of our lives -- that the wiser choice is to choose to be happy rather than choose to be right.
Make the decision that even if you could drink -- you don't want to -- that you want to stay sober instead.
Get in the practice of realizing that when you're head has you at the debating podium -- in regards to drinking being alright for you -- or not as bad as you thought it was -- that you're just listening to a lie. Why gamble your life on a lie, being told by someone that has lied to you for all of your life?