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by soberon
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA statistics
Replies: 21
Views: 6394

Re: AA statistics

Very difficult to keep stats in AA. Even from the beginning. Historians of AA have yet to compile the list of One Hundred men and women referred to in the BB. To date it is more like 74. As for the 'new-comm er' being scared off...or using it as a excuse to leave AA. My reply is, 'He aint ready. Rea...
by soberon
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Did I pick the wrong sponsor?
Replies: 10
Views: 6867

Re: Did I pick the wrong sponsor?

Some of us live in large enough communities that we can 'pick' our sponsor. Fortunately we are in an age where sponsorship of AA steps is 'time and experience' tried. I am just recognizing these facts from this thread. I used to take this for granted. The Big Book 12 and 12 has been my best sponsor ...
by soberon
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: The Doctor's Opinion and My Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 37248

Re: The Doctor's Opinion and My Thoughts

I do believe Dowling said,...".... backing away from hell." Love it that someone remembers Dowling. I am a big fan of his. When ever any one makes jokes about Catholics in meetings I like to remind people of how much Dowling, Phau and Martin have done for this program.
by soberon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: a desire... but no will...
Replies: 10
Views: 3178

Re: a desire... but no will...

Alcoholism is not contagious, but, sobriety is....KEEP COMMING BACK. Share what you shared here in a meeting and I bet some one comes up to you later and says....Ya...I feel like that too. "God will show you how to create the fellowship you crave" I think that in the BB.
by soberon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Trouble sleeping
Replies: 21
Views: 6309

Re: Trouble sleeping

Oh I forgot to tell you...I am now 6 years sober sleep sound 7-8hours a night and take naps in the afternoon like 'normies'...lol
by soberon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Trouble sleeping
Replies: 21
Views: 6309

Re: Trouble sleeping

This is what I did (may not work for you), I drank a fifth a day and more for over 20 years. I was just like Dr. Bob.....I would actually get very fearful of not having enough booze to pass out on. I was more afraid of an 'under-dose' than a DUI as I would drive to the store drunk enough not to driv...
by soberon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Whats different this time ?
Replies: 42
Views: 8525

Re: Whats different this time ?

My own expeirence is all I can relate to you. Whats was different for me...AFTER 20 YEARS IN AND OUT..... the last sentence in the chapter to the agnostic..."When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself" I drank my self so near I was hospolized for seven days, after two years of random siezures whe...
by soberon
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: The Doctor's Opinion and My Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 37248

Re: The Doctor's Opinion and My Thoughts

To angry 1541: The man who visited Silkworth a year later that you would like to be like is Hank Pankhurst. He drank himself to death five years later. He is the author of the Personal story THE UNBELIEVER in the first edition, also wrote the CHAPTER TO THE EMPLOYER. He and Bill had a falling out ov...