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by Db1105
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surviving the Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 529

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: 30
Views: 1363

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: 716

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: 644

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: 4770

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.
by Db1105
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I need advice..pls read my story :/
Replies: 16
Views: 2711

Re: I need advice..pls read my story :/

I think that you are reaching out here for help in trying to control your drinking is a pretty good indicator that you have a problem with alcohol. My attempts at control (just beer, only vodka, just smoking weed, Etc.,) was a complete failure.
by Db1105
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Long time listener, first time caller.
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Long time listener, first time caller.

I sobered up when I was 17 years old back in 1977. The only thing not drinking alcohol has kept me from doing all these years is not drink alcohol. Since I quit, I’ve never been arrested again, I’ve never been sent to a mental institution again, i’ve Never overdosed again, nor had to experience the ...
by Db1105
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am relapsing badly
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: I am relapsing badly

I sobered up when I was 17 back in 1977. My family was all to familiar with my problems because of numerous arrests, overdoses and involuntary commitments to mental institutions. Thank God for AA and The Twelve Steps. The only think not drinking has kept me from doing is not drinking alcohol. Call y...
by Db1105
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Prescribed medication
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

Re: Prescribed medication

If your Sponsor is giving you medical advise, you need to find a new Sponsor.
by Db1105
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Condescension in AA
Replies: 59
Views: 14522

Re: Condescension in AA

12 Step recovery works by doing all 12 Steps.
by Db1105
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The secret to long term sobriety
Replies: 41
Views: 12023

Re: The secret to long term sobriety

Blue Moon wrote:
Db1105 wrote: instead about asking a member who has been sober 55 years how they go about life.
What's remarkable to me is how many have decades of sobriety yet appear to have no clue as to how or why.
Feel better now?
by Db1105
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The secret to long term sobriety
Replies: 41
Views: 12023

Re: The secret to long term sobriety

Don't drink and don't die. =biggrin I concur! This site amuses me that it turns into a B.B. debate about Ebby who passed decades ago instead about asking a member who has been sober 55 years how they go about life. As I recal, the Big Book was written about 5 years in and I’ll bet they had no conce...
by Db1105
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Progress Not Perfection (ugh) - a misquote?
Replies: 16
Views: 5278

Re: Progress Not Perfection (ugh) - a misquote?

I love that saying. I came into recovery wanting 5 years of sobriety in 5 minutes. It helped to teach me about patience, realistic expectations, and to remember to stop and smell the flowers on the road to recovery.
by Db1105
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Selfish?
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Selfish?

I remember when I was first getting sober was to make sure I had a few dimes in my pocket along with a list of phone numbers when leaving the house in case I needed to call someone. There were phone booths everywhere. Sometimes I had to make several calls because no one had answering machines. And, ...
by Db1105
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How Much Work?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: How Much Work?

Recovered does not mean cured. The 12 Steps became my way of life, not work