Wrong. You can make a decision in your life by stopping your alcohol habit. You can take charge of your own life. You can make your own decisions about everything else so why not the decision to quit alcohol?
Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out.
The truth is, YES, the word “God” is used in the 12 steps and in AA approved literature. YES, people make reference to God when they speak and share in meetings. And, YES, some members of alcoholics anonymous are church-going, God-believing people. However, there is no requirement to be Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, or anything else.
Don’t give in to peer pressure. Often times, drunk driving results from your friends wanting you to take them home. If you are too drunk to drive, do not let your friends convince you that you are “good enough” to drive.
Those are all questions that face many people who have started the long slide backwards into the terrible experience of compulsive gambling. Gamblers, like other addicts, are great at rationalizing and talking themselves into things, even though they know deep down inside, that those rationalizations are just lies. For instance, let’s compare the gambling problem to a drinking problem. A gambler may think, “If I could just hit a lucky streak and win more I’d quit gambling for good.” Then he or she goes out and gambles more, a lot more, after all, the lie that he or she will stop is allowing him or her to gamble with a clear conscience, for a while anyway.
Sometimes, though, a DD will fail in his or her duty to stay sober and able to drive. Another alternative to driving drunk is to take a cab. Taxis typically frequent bar areas so that they can assist inebriated patrons. Also, if you are at a restaurant, the host or hostess should be able to call you a cab. Most cabs allow you to use a debit or credit card, so you do not have to worry about having cash on hand. The one caveat with taxis is that you must remember your address; you cannot just crash at someone else’s house. If you are afraid that you may not remember how to get home, consider writing down your address on a card and keeping it in your wallet to show to the driver.