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by Db1105
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: By laws for an AA group
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: By laws for an AA group

In Concept XII, Fourth Warranty, “That all important decisions, be reached by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, by substantial unanimity.” Throughout the book of concepts they say as a reminder that these apply at all levels of world service, and in concept 5 they state - “Unless it has been...
by Db1105
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: destroying unused perscription medications
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: destroying unused perscription medications

The few times I've needed narcotic pain relievers, I got rid of them as soon as I could deal with the pain. I try to avoid narcotics as much as possible. They don't receive the pain from whatever body trauma I have, they just tell my brain not to care about it. I'd rather have deal with a little mor...
by Db1105
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step Two: No North Star
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Step Two: No North Star

Been sober 43 years and still don't have a definition for God. Ijust know its not me. There are a couple of thousand different religions with their of definition. Making up another one makes not difference. Or, Just don't worry about it and just try to help others.
by Db1105
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I have no idea about what the subject is
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: I have no idea about what the subject is

As my Sponsor used to say, "How many people did you call?"
I stay sober by being of service to others, not others doing S*** for me.
by Db1105
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 40 years
Replies: 15
Views: 7742

Re: 40 years

Still here in this crazy year to celebrate 43 years!
by Db1105
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to put together my story for a speaker meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: How to put together my story for a speaker meeting

I found for myself early on not to write anything down. Just went up there and shared my experience, strength and hope. Wherever it took me, that’s where it went. I’m not up there to entertain or tell a great story. I’m sharing when I am at during that moment in time. My only prep is to say the Sere...
by Db1105
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: The Dark Night of the Soul

Just because I feel that I am not growing spiritually, doesn't mean I'm not growing spiritually. My Sponsor repeatedly had to remind me that you don't get 5 years of sobriety until the earth goes around the sun five times. My biggest spiritual hurtle was when I stopped trying to get sober, and just ...
by Db1105
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 17 years
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: 17 years

Congratulations!
by Db1105
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

I’m an atheist and AA has helped keep me sober for 42 years working the 12 Steps. Just as I accept that I am not the supreme being, it has worked. I find talking and helping other human beings is easier to put into action than believing in some ghost.
by Db1105
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety
Replies: 14
Views: 2078

Re: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety

Contact your local Al-Anon group. You are powerless over her alcoholism just as she is.
by Db1105
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 23
Views: 5792

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

Been sober since 1977. Still basically the same AA, but with different generation. Back then we still had some of the area founding members, and the WWII veterans were inspirational. Every meeting was smoking and you could cut the air with a knife, while sitting in church basements with friable asbe...
by Db1105
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?
Replies: 19
Views: 5060

Re: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?

If you want to save your soul, go to church, if you want to save your ass, go to AAA. AAA has saved my ass before too! But I am pretty sure you meant AA. Funny story. 50 years ago a woman in our community called AAA trying to reach Alcoholics Anonymous. By the Grace of whatever is Higher, the perso...
by Db1105
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?
Replies: 19
Views: 5060

Re: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?

If you want to save your soul, go to church, if you want to save your ass, go to AA.
by Db1105
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 10109

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

Why?, because it works for some of us. It was the hook. I could not comprehend a lifetime of not drinking, but 24 hours seemed possible. It kept me around long enough to where Step 2 made a little sense. Some of us are real slow to comprehend things. I'm grateful I found a sponsor with compassion an...
by Db1105
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 40 years
Replies: 15
Views: 7742

Re: 40 years

up to 42 now. Thank you AA!