I would say that what I meant, was that a medical solution by which we could drink like non-alcoholics, is still of little use to us. I used to think if I was able to take a pill and be a non alcoholic, great I would have 3 – 4 drinks each evening, because 3-4 strong rum and cokes is what it took to put a smile on my face and forget my troubles. My wife is non alcoholic and a bottle of rum seems to last her months, no need for any drinks each evening unless a friend comes over, so I am different, I need something to change my mood, make me feel comfortable. And I found it thanks to AA, or the start of it anyway, building on that spiritual awakening I can now forget my troubles and have a smile on my face all day, I wouldn’t swap this for being able to drink because it’s free, doesn't damage my health, and I can do it all day.You are correct, I shouldn't have said a cure for alcoholism, but a cure for the body allergy, so that we could drink like non-alcoholics.
If one picks up a drink after decades of sobriety is it because they are no longer spiritually fit? I am hoping that staying away from that first drink will become non existing for me some day.
You are right, if someone picks up after long sobriety they lost their spirituality, or quite possibly didn’t have much of it in the first place, (if they did they wouldn't loose it, they would enjoy it and protect it). Remember that we can, and some choose to, live with the barest of spirituality, and depend more on AA meetings and friends, as a sort of support to keep away from the first drink. But please believe me that those who do what is asked, and enlarge on the spiritual awakening, don’t think of or are tempted to drink, as promised the problem has been removed, it does not exist for us.
PS. I always like to add, because some might feel this spirituality means living like some holy roller, I have not found that to be the case, nobody knows how spiritual I am but me, (and maybe God), I like looking at pretty girls and just come over as a normal man, a happy normal man.