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by FluffUSPS
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not sure how to detox at home safely
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: Not sure how to detox at home safely

I agree with the previous comments. I can't speak for others, but I was stupid. I survived two bouts of DTs that ended me in the ICU. Only the grace of my Higher Power allowed me to go on to share this program with others. I sobered up, and suddenly life became worthwhile. I still go to doctors regu...
by FluffUSPS
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: new one
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: new one

Welcome my friend! Good to see such enthusiasm in a newcomer. You're right: it is a disease. But it's a disease you share with a lot of others who all have the same goal in mind: recovery. Blessings and support your way. Keep up the good work!! :mrgreen:
by FluffUSPS
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: The struggles of just learning how to be sober
Replies: 13
Views: 5148

Re: The struggles of just learning how to be sober

You're right. LEARNING how to be sober. That's what it was for me. The Big Book mentions how I can't imagine a life with or without drinking. In living, many things are automatic. I do them so much it becomes a habit. Drinking was much the same. Except the habit became a part of my soul. So today, i...
by FluffUSPS
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Male sponsor for female?
Replies: 43
Views: 27840

Re: Male sponsor for female?

I am a straight man who has a female sponsor. It was a decision based on many things, and one arrived at after consultation with some respected fellows with good sobriety. I have 5 years of sobriety, however. And I would not recommend it for new members for the same previously mentioned reasons.
by FluffUSPS
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the rooms
Replies: 76
Views: 77953

Re: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the r

My former grand sponsor brought this one back from Founders Day:

"I'm a defect looking for some character."


Also, seen on the T-shirt of one of the attendees of said gathering:

"I'm on a straight pepper diet."
by FluffUSPS
Tue May 26, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Service Resentments!
Replies: 38
Views: 39848

Re: Service Resentments!

Understood. Very well. I resigned as the chairman of a sober club recently. Yet my service at the club continues. Through meditation, prayer and consultation I came to the conclusion that I was biting off too much...a thing common with this alcoholic. I had to decide that limits to what I SHOULD and...
by FluffUSPS
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: new member
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

Re: new member

The key thing I read in your words is that you don't want to live like this anymore. One line in the Big Book that always sticks with me is how the alcoholic can't imagine a life with OR without alcohol. For me it became part of my life...like setting my alarm clock or going to the grocery store. I ...
by FluffUSPS
Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Day 3

Many prayers of support! Welcome to the forums. I never counted the days. My sponsor preached against it! So I just lived one day at a time. Anyone in the program who tells you that the old, hackneyed expression isn't what the founders of AA believed, just point them to the story in the Big Book "Al...
by FluffUSPS
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First Meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: First Meeting

Thanks, Jack. It's funny how the camaraderie and sudden friendships of a fellowship together can bring out the light in me. When I see others who are actually happy that they're sober, I get a sense of hope. I still do to this day. :D
by FluffUSPS
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 5 and feeling great.
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Day 5 and feeling great.

There's no reason to wonder where that good feeling has been, or how long it will last. My good feelings when I finally gave up and got serious and truthful, stayed with me as long as I wanted them to. As long as I stayed willing to do the work, and willing to simply give it a chance. The great thin...
by FluffUSPS
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What do you do when the hate drives you to drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 3437

Re: What do you do when the hate drives you to drink?

I'm an alcoholic with a massive inferiority complex. Which I hide by acting and even thinking that I'm better than everyone else. I call it being a "mouse in a gorilla suit." Problem is, I haven't found the map how to get to the in-between...where ALL of us live. In the poem "Desiderata," it mention...
by FluffUSPS
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm new here, My reasons for being an alcoholic
Replies: 23
Views: 4058

Re: I'm new here, My reasons for being an alcoholic

One of the first things I asked when I quit drinking was, "What'll I do now?" Because alcohol had by then become a part of my daily regimen...like eating or sleeping. That's the kind of hold alcohol had on my life. I couldn't imagine a life without it. And yet, up until it began controlling me, I HA...
by FluffUSPS
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: A Disturbing Phone Call
Replies: 28
Views: 4890

Re: A Disturbing Phone Call

The best thing I could be in such a tough situation is a billboard. If we stay close and remain supportive--without jeopardizing our own sobriety--they can see how well we are doing, and it just might catch on. But abusive relationships have to be gotten out of to ensure that we stay sober. Starting...
by FluffUSPS
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Why do 'slips' get worse?
Replies: 19
Views: 3221

Re: Why do 'slips' get worse?

Like people have said, this disease is unlike any other. I always think of it as an allergy to moral behavior. Because I get addicted physically, which keeps the door open to my self-centered mind to always have an excuse, and a way back. So it becomes a pattern in me that, if unbroken, continues an...
by FluffUSPS
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Two whole weeks today
Replies: 15
Views: 3196

Re: Two whole weeks today

It's a new year coming, but every year is the same...it starts with a single day. The biggest celebration ever for me was getting up in the morning sober, aware, and with that feeling of triumph and hope that I wasn't used to feeling. They told me early on that the cure for boredom is action. A way ...