By the way, our chicago group can now be found on the puredesire.org website
For those of you that don’t know, the “Pure Desire” materials are what we use as the basis for our program. For more info, click on the “view videos” link on the side of this page.
“When I came into this program, I came into a new world, a saner, sensible world of rationality, peace, serenity, and happiness. But I know that if I relapse just one time I’ll go right back into that old world. That world of turmoil, that insane world of conflict and misery, is not a pleasant place for me. Looking at the world from the bottom of a void is terrifying. Do I want to go back into that chaotic, irrational world?
“All the people in this program had a personality problem. They could not adjust to life. This is a symptom of the addiction. They could not stop… until they found a way to solve their personality problem. Thats why going through forced denial solves nothing. Taking some sort of pledge doesn’t work either. Was my problem ever solved by making these futile efforts?”
From the April 6 reading of the AA devotional