I genuinely believed that I was different until much later,
when I had what I now know to be my first spiritual awakening:
that I was an alcoholic, and I didn’t have to drink!
I also learned that alcoholism, as an equal opportunity illness,
does not discriminate — is not restricted to race, creed, or geography.
At last I was released from the bondage of my uniqueness.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 450