Friday, 5 January 2018

Is it an illness? Two-fold or three-fold?

(3095 Younger People in AA)

I am not personally interested in whether alcoholism is technically an illness, a condition, a disease, or a whatever. What matters is knowing whether I have it and what it means to have it (namely: I'd better have a spiritual awakening, or eventually I'll likely drink, and there is no knowing what will happen then). It is interesting that this little question-and-answer section of this pamphlet suggests that the Conference of AA in Great Britain has resolved two questions, at least to its own satisfaction:

1. It is an illness.
2. It is two-fold, not three-fold.

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