Yets in AA are things that haven’t happened as a result of drinking, YET.
My own experience proved to me that what I was told about it was true. AA said that if I continued to drink, things would continue to get worse, and all the bad things that had so far happened to other people would happen to me.
I have six years of drinking in AA to prove to myself that it was true. It got worse, I did bad things I hadn’t previously done and got into trouble I hadn’t previously gotten into. My belief that all the rest of the bad things out there will indeed happen to me if I drink is something precious and it is a cornerstone of my sobriety. I feel sorry for people who haven’t gotten there yet. Drinking, the only limit on the bad things would be if I killed or disabled myself, or got locked up.
I’m also lucky that I was young when I got sober, so my list of yets is quite extensive. I’ll list a few.
Drinking, for me, hasn’t yet resulted in
- car accident
- my children seeing/hearing/experiencing me drunk
- lost job
- lost marriage
All those, plus an additional whole world of pain, will be mine, if I’m lucky, if I drink.