George W. Bush’s Sobering Talk on Addiction

 

Bush on phone President Bush Tuesday addressed his “addiction” to alcohol in the most direct way.

“Addiction is hard to overcome. As you might remember, I drank too much at one time in my life,” Bush said during a visit to a faith-based program that helps ex-cons. Bush allowed one reporter to stay with him as he met privately with two Jericho Program participants.

“I understand addiction, and I understand how a changed heart can help you deal with addiction,” he told the two men. “There’s some kind of commonality.”

“First is to recognize that there is a higher power,” Bush said. “It helped me in my life. It helped me quit drinking.”

“That’s right, there is a higher power,” one of the men said.

“Step One, right?” Bush said, referring to Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program.

It is actually the second step – but it was nonetheless plain that this was a powerful subject for the President.

Full story at NY Daily News

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2 thoughts on “George W. Bush’s Sobering Talk on Addiction

  1. Was the above response supposed to be funny? Ignorant and callous is more like it. It would be nice if people would keep obnoxious comments to themselves.

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