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|3 One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. BRENDAN BEHAN (|
1923-64). Irish playwright. Quoted by Hae Jeffs. publicisl and assistant to Behan,
in; Daniel Parson. Sacred Monsters. 'Rousting in Dublin" (1988). 4 The decline ...
|When yon live your life as an addict or an alcoholic, you surround yourself with |
the wrong people and you no longer know what the norm is. And besides, you ...
The insurance people warned me that we couldn't drink at the shop anymore. So
I initiated a ... One drink's too many but a thousand's not enough. So my strongest
|Sometimes it's just because something inside tells me I can handle it now. Every |
once in a while I get this undying urge to take a drink. Not lots of drinks.. ... Prayer
and Action God, one is too many, and a thousand not enough. I never had just ...
|DRY "One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough." (Brendan |
Behan) It is late 2003, the morning after, yet another morning after.
Recriminations are flying. Bitter things are being said. Blotchy and bloated with
eyes like piss-holes ...
|One drink could kick off a downward boozing spiral that would land me right back |
in the proverbial gutter. “Just one drink?” you might ask. I'm afraid so because, for
me anyway, one is too many and one thousand is not enough. Anyway I've ...
|the voice that had gotten me in trouble was still the blueprint for the sound of The |
Insider. ... I stayed sober for about six weeks before I started secretly drinking
again. ... One drink is too many for an alcoholic, and a thousand is not enough.
|Les had not known there was alcohol in the punch. For Les one drink is too many|
; a thousand not enough. Triste told me about some wild stories of Les, loose at
Maryland. Yesterday she got blasted, then returned to the village and went to bed
|Before she left I made her promise to call me as soon as she'd heard from Claire. |
I buzzed and asked the nurse to wake me if anyone telephoned. Eventually I
drifted ... “One drink's too many and a thousand's not enough.” Never a truer word
|Table 10.1 AA Slogans and Mottos Not drinking One drink is too many and a |
thousand not enough (It's the) first drink (that) gets you ... Fake it till you make it
Utilize, don't analyze (/don't intellectualize, utilize) If it works (/if it ain't broke), don'
t fix it Take what you can use ... get too hungry ... or too angry ... or too lonely ... or
too tired — H.A.L.T. (Get off) the pity pot Poor me, poor me, pour me a drink You'
|The person who is an alcoholic cannot easily put down a drink and walk away |
from it. This is the reason for the saying "One is too many- and a thousand is not
enough. ... After asking me a wide range of questions, he advised me to try that
little test that came directly from the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book.” While I