Feb. 14 Twenty-Four Hours A Day A.A. Thought For The Day After that first drink, we had a single track mind. It was like a railroad train. The first drink started it off and it kept going on the single track until it got to the end of the line, drunkenness. We knew this would happen when we sat down at a bar to have the first drink, but still we couldn't keep away from liquor. Our will-power was gone. We had become helpless and hopeless before the power of alcohol. It's not the second drink or the tenth drink that does the damage. It's the first drink. Will I ever take that first drink again? me__I even managed to trick my self for the last two years of my drinking. I didn't do any drugs, and then I repeated a cycle of "controlled drinking". Neverthe less after the first drink turned into 4 or 5...I forgot that I'd cared to controll it to begin with. I think the question: Will I ever take the first drink again? is one too scary to ask. Instead I try to keep in mind that TODAY I will not. Just for today I wont take the first drink or use any drugs. I hate valentines day, so I decided to start this thread to be productive.