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by Db1105
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 22
Views: 393

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: 468

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: 1526

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: 1540

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: 4725

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: 4228

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: 4228

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: 8060

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: 9
Views: 6963

Re: 40 years

up to 42 now. Thank you AA!
by Db1105
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop the Blanket
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Drop the Blanket

I was told early in recovery was if I want to save my soul, go to church. If I want to save my ass, go to Alcoholics Anonymous.
by Db1105
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surviving the Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: Surviving the Holidays

My last drink was on December 24. My first day sober was December 25, 1977. It's pretty simple, Don't pick up the first drink, work the 12 Steps, and be of service to others. It hasn't let me down yet.
by Db1105
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

I've been hearing this discussion for over forty years, along with how AA is not the way it used to be, Etc., etc.. All I know was when I first showed up to AA, I was one of those addicts. Told I was not welcomed, I didn't belong, go to NA. Of course I was lying out my ass. Drinking was my problem a...
by Db1105
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Giulian barre
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Giulian barre

I was sober 10 years when I came down with guillain barre syndrome. The medical profession didn’t know then nor do they know know what causes it. Spent a month in the hospital, the rehab to get my strength back up. It took a good 5 years to fully recover except my equilibrium been messed up since th...
by Db1105
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Too young to share at 3 months - thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: Too young to share at 3 months - thoughts?

As someone with “decades” of sobriety, I need to hear those early in recovery share their experience, strength, and hope.
by Db1105
Wed May 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Hardline Approach
Replies: 30
Views: 9339

Re: The Hardline Approach

The "real" in "real alcoholic" is an adjective. A alcoholic is an alcoholic. real, unreal, total, raging, &%*$ing, or whatever adjective you want to put in there.