If I wanted to get sober -- I would do exactly the same thing that I did. It worked for me then, it worked for Bill W., it worked for Dr. Bob, and it worked for the first 100 alcoholics who got sober!
From the Forward to the First Edition of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous:
"WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered
is the main purpose of this book.
I was just following the precise instructions in the book!
It worked then -- and it still works!