"Some drinkers have excuses with which they are satisfied part of the time. But in their hearts they really do not know why they do it.
Once this malady has a real hold, they are a baffled lot. There is the obsession that somehow, someday, they will beat the game. But they often suspect they are down for the count."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 23~