If you are an alcoholic, you need to drink-up and shut-up.
If you are a problem drinker, then the only way that you are ever going to find a cure is simply to keep substance-abusing. You’re not ever going to be able to control your life unless you persist in your addictions; you need to continue your liquor consumption until you can control your compulsions. You do not give up booze, but you accept your fate and celebrate your destiny with a drink.
Liquor is like everything else in life: your skill improves with practice. Proficiency is never achieved by giving up your calling. Prowess can only ever be attained by continuing with your routine as long as it takes – if your destiny is booze, then you need to stay with it until you can completely control your habit. Mastery is only going to be acquired by keeping-up with your drinking.
No 12-step program ever healed anything, such behavioral re-indoctrination will only destroy your true nature – these “treatment” scams merely replace one intoxicant with a toxic helplessness. Confessing that you are powerless is not fixing anything – but only making you even more needy. Appealing to a higher power is merely going to make you dependent upon an even more-expensive substance. Just as a well-trained sprinter would never give up running when he feels a wee bit tired – just as a genuine athlete continue until he gets a “second wind,” so an alcoholic must find the courage to push through and to take another drink when he reaches rock bottom.
An alcoholic who is sober has not changed his true nature, but the boozer is merely denying who he truly is. A tee-totaling alcoholic is living a lie. An honest man empties the shot glass. Abstinence is for moral weaklings.
Obviously, not every alcoholic is going to triumph in finding his drinking tempo, but a 12-step program condemns you to fail from the start. Sure, you might not succeed in spacing-out your liquor, but an alcoholic who drinks on his own timetable has shown his mettle. An alcoholic who continues drinking on his own schedule has accepted his fate. Better to be true to your sodden nature than living a sober lie.
To be sure, some characters are going to die of alcoholism – but their fate is to succumb no matter what they do. They are meant to die, and they do not concern us. (You need not ever concern yourself with the victims.) If you are an alcoholic, then you were meant to be an alcoholic – you shouldn't trust to change your fate, but celebrate your destiny with a toast.
The most courageous soul is one who accepts his fate. A brave man takes another drink. An alcoholic who remains sober is just another coward; healing will never occur until the alcoholic has learned to hold his liquor. Recovery is always proven by a neat row of downed shot glasses. An alcoholic who is able to pace his drinking has attained mastery over life and liquor.
Never trust a man who won’t take a drink.