How can we take a drink, knowing what we learn in the Program? Our minds want to convince us that this time will be different – it never is, never. This is my life, my choice, my decision, and my salvation – for me to drink is to die. I have found the solution in the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, just as others. It is a simple program for complex people. I am grateful to the newcomer who continually relates to me through their stories how life will continue to be a real hell, if I choose to drink!