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George Yesthal › Portfolio › Why AA Didn’t Work for Me

** Why AA Didn’t Work for Me **

I was an alcoholic. I got cured. AA will tell you that is impossible and it
is my opinion that like so many Organizations, Authorities and Associations
today that are predicated upon treatment of a certain cause, malady or ism,
they come into being ostensibly to address, or find a cure for the
particular problem but inevitably they grow to a degree that there are some
full-time jobs created by their momentum and soon they are here to stay and
the rest, as they say, is history.

Now I say I got cured and I mean that. Let me explain. I’d slid so far
down the alcoholic banister that I eventually had to give up my heroic,
“I can do anything on my own” philosophy and seek professional
help, which I did at a very prestigious rehabilitation center in sunny San
Diego, California. It was supposed to be a twenty eight day program. I
stayed for three months.

I am a naturally rebellious person and have always been extremely
suspicious of anyone with the mind-set or mission statement to set
themselves up as “authority”.

Now, I realized that after forty odd years of drinking on varying


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