Skip to comments.I am looking for the name of a writer (AA)
Posted on 03/17/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT by Sokol
I am looking for the name of a writer (deceased) who wrote about his personal journey with AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). I think he was from New York and may have been a priest. He only died within the past 5-8 years - I think. He was not anti-AA, but disagreed with many of the teachings such as ALWAYS being an alcoholic. If you know of the writer, please let me know.
I have never met an alcoholic who wants to keep drinking, who didn’t disbelieve that alcoholics are ALWAYS alcoholics. They soon relapse and end up right back in the old hole they dug and climbed out...Alcoholics are born, not made.
At any rate - if you have more info, I have minds I can tap.
Bill - no last name.
Father Martin was a priest who spoke on alcoholism and was a strong supporter of AA.
Could it be?
Fr. Ralph Pfau, aka Fr. John Doe
Author of “Sobriety Without End” and “Sobriety and Beyond”
Was it Father Mychal Judge, the priest who died in the Twin Towers? I don’t know if he wrote any books but books have been written about him.
“AA”! Is that Alcoholics Anonymous, African-American, Anti-Aircraft, people with small feet, women who are built like boys, or perhaps a book about batteries?
Could it be Jerry Dunn? “God is for the Alcoholic”
Too funny. For those who are real alcoholics they will guaran-damn-tee you that once a drunk always a drunk. You can try and dodge it all you want. We watch many people die doing so
WHOA for you. I am trailing you a bit-—15 and a half and counting. This plan for living is one that I am ever so grateful to have
You lack an understanding of AA. The whole point of the program and the book is to help one find a power greater than themselves.... a spiritual awakening if you will,,,, that will get and keep them sober. Perhaps your father was not ready to do the things asked of him before he joined the church. All of us who get sober find God in order to get and stay sober and live happy and meaningful lives
17 yrs and 51 weeks here. Keep up the good work. Gets a whole lot easier though once you’ve got a couple years behind you.
14 years coming up in one week.
Many, many blessings, one of the most precious being my grandchildren having never seen me drunk.
I have always wondered why Alcoholics Anonymous uses the term “recovering alcoholic” when they don’t believe an alcoholic can recover.
It could also be Associate of Arts, a two-year college degree.
Ain’t that the truth. Looking back I can not believe I stayed sober those first two years....now almost 16 yrs sober and it still amazes me. So glad I was given the gift of desperation....
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