Working with others #1
Why some get it â€“ and others donâ€™t.
Note: When I started writing this I thought it was going to be much shorter in length â€“ when I recognized how long it would be â€“ I decided to break it up into sections â€“ and this will be the first part of a presently unknown number of sections.
Naturally, one of the most heart-breaking experiences is when we have been working with another alcoholic, they showed positive signs of recovery, and then â€“ they return to drinking. Knowing the cunning, baffling and powerful aspects of alcoholism â€“ we know what we are up against, we know what the newcomer is up against â€“ and unfortunately â€“ it takes some newcomers a long time to figure out that they are up against the most brutal enemy that they will ever face â€“ their own alcoholism. And, the fact is, that regardless of how much some of them want sobriety -- many of them do not get it.
I doubt if we will ever know all the answers to â€œwhy many of them do not get itâ€