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by Mike D.
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Two Weeks Sober & Struggling...
Replies: 15
Views: 8245

Re: Two Weeks Sober & Struggling...

I'm happy to see you posting and sharing yourself here. There's a lot of stuff we could tell you that might make you feel slightly better for a short period of time, but it wouldn't change anything about your dire situation. I'd much rather tell you what I did when I was in your spot. I got so damne...
by Mike D.
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: ABLE AND QUALIFIED FOR SPONSORSHIP?
Replies: 10
Views: 7757

Re: ABLE AND QUALIFIED FOR SPONSORSHIP?

Hi Paige, Thanks for your reply. I know that there are still plenty of folks out there who are really helping people and doing right by our newcomers. Sounds like you take helping the newcomer as seriously as I do. I've always felt I have a responsibility to give everything that was given to me when...
by Mike D.
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: ABLE AND QUALIFIED FOR SPONSORSHIP?
Replies: 10
Views: 7757

ABLE AND QUALIFIED FOR SPONSORSHIP?

Hi to all; I'm Mike and I've been happily sober since 1988....thanks only to God and A.A. I love the A.A. online Forums we now have, and love to hear what others are experiencing in sobriety. While I love to post my thoughts, I'm actually hesitating to even write this post because I feel pretty cert...
by Mike D.
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hiding your problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 2912

Re: Hiding your problem?

Hi Beeraholic, there is no need to tell lies or hide anything when we're faced with social occasions where alcoholic is served. I'll tell you how I respond when someone asks me, "Why don't you want a drink?'. I tell them the absolute truth: "No thanks. I'm allergic to alcohol." Yes, it's true. Our b...
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: A lot of people in AA don't have what I want
Replies: 15
Views: 4095

Re: A lot of people in AA don't have what I want

Glad you've got a sponsor and are working the Steps now. You'll be amazed! Mike D.
by Mike D.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: I don't think I ever got past step 2
Replies: 11
Views: 4757

Re: I don't think I ever got past step 2

Yes I can tell you. I got so desperate that I became willing to do anything.
by Mike D.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: my inventory
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: my inventory

HI.....Oh yes, it's time for another fearless and thorough inventory.
by Mike D.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA statistics
Replies: 21
Views: 5361

Re: AA statistics

Hi Howards, Because A.A. is an anonymous organization, there is NO possible way that anyone could take an accurate scientific poll of A.A. members and come up with accurate statistics. There's a lot of BS online and, for whatever reason, people seem to believe that stuff. As for numbers though, I ca...
by Mike D.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: feel so alone at meetings
Replies: 14
Views: 3303

Re: feel so alone at meetings

You've only been going to meetings for a week. I think it's pretty normal that you're probably going to feel like a misfit for a little while when you're new. We all do. Here's a suggestion: Walk over to a person, or a group of folks and introduce yourself and tell them that you're new. Try it and s...
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: The Best Home Group?
Replies: 34
Views: 33260

Re: The Best Home Group?

Hi guys! Wow, you all have great Home Groups! Sounds like a lot of people are very active and putting in a lot of work to make them as good as they are. Very impressive! Here in central Iowa, where I live, we have quite a few strong Home Groups that are greatly devoted to helping the newcomer begin ...
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Did I pick the wrong sponsor?
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Did I pick the wrong sponsor?

Hi Angry1541, You say you're wondering if you've picked the wrong sponsor because you say you're NOT FEELING IT. Let me ask you a three important questions: Has the sponsor you picked worked all the Steps? Is he trying to help YOU work the Steps? Is he giving you his time on a frequent and regular b...
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newcomers meetings
Replies: 22
Views: 5057

Re: Newcomers meetings

While I think we can often become too rigid with the way we conduct our local A.A. meetings, I also believe we must be very careful not to allow our meetings to become a "free-for-all" with A.A. members expressing their opposing opinions, and turning the meeting into one big confusing conflicting ar...
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Desperate really need some advice
Replies: 18
Views: 3699

Re: Desperate really need some advice

Hi Daisy! Here's your answer: Find someone in A.A. who has worked all 12 of the Steps and get started working the Steps. Your answer is NOT in going to meetings. It is the 12 Steps! Get busy!!!!!
by Mike D.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Steps as the Programme.
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: The Steps as the Programme.

Good Morning to all. I'm Mike D. and I'm an alcoholic who has been sober since 1988, ONLY because I worked the 12 Steps very early in sobriety....and still work them today. I live in the U.S. and find this topic pretty interesting. From my experience, here's my take on it. The Number One reason why ...
by Mike D.
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Naltrexone for repeated relapsers
Replies: 15
Views: 6504

Re: Naltrexone for repeated relapsers

Good Luck with what you're doing. Hope it works out for you.