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by ezdzit247
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Will I ever feel excited again?
Replies: 13
Views: 6348

Re: Will I ever feel excited again?

Hi Littleone Congratulations on 6 months of sobriety! From what you've described--feeling down and unable to get excited or motivated to do anything--sounds like symptoms of depression and you should talk to your doctor about it ASAP. Depression is a medical issue. It's generally caused by a chemica...
by ezdzit247
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 10 and a dry drunk??
Replies: 33
Views: 21262

Re: Step 10 and a dry drunk??

I am not sure that a recovering alcoholic, should automatically be assumed to be suffering from “a chemical imbalance,” we are talking about alcoholics here, not people suffering from clinical depression, for whom the 'scientific research' has confirmed the daily gratitude lists provides “positive ...
by ezdzit247
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 10 and a dry drunk??
Replies: 33
Views: 21262

Re: Step 10 and a dry drunk??

I feel endless gratitude lists and so-called positive thinking is just plain denial. Okay. Please clarify. What in your opinion is being denied? Scientific research has confirmed that the practice of working daily gratitude lists triggers the production of the body's natural "happy" chemicals and e...
by ezdzit247
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment
Replies: 17
Views: 8986

Re: Resentment

Hi KathyAnn Early on in sobriety I read a popular self-help book that was being passed around among AA members entitled "Why Am I Afraid To Tell You Who I Am" by John Powell. He talks about the causes of problems in our relationships and interactions with other people and offers some very helpful in...
by ezdzit247
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Caffeine
Replies: 13
Views: 11522

Re: Caffeine

Hi Eltrym Congratulations on 400 days of sobriety! I would suggest you discuss your concerns with doctor. My understanding is that foods like coffee, black tea, chocolate, etc. are natural anti-depressants in that when ingested they trigger the production and release of the brain's natural "feel goo...
by ezdzit247
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi. I'm new and scared.
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Re: Hi. I'm new and scared.

Hi Ls3141 and welcome. Both of my parents were alcoholics and I too swore I'd never become the kind of alcoholics they were. In a way I didn't. I did become an alcoholic, just not like them, and I was able to make the decision to stop drinking and recover before my alcoholism led me to jails, mental...
by ezdzit247
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Finding the willpower and strength
Replies: 20
Views: 13461

Re: Finding the willpower and strength

Hi Bill and welcome back. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. That's written in our Traditions. My problem wasn't will power. I had lots and lots of willpower, more than enough for 10 people. I've never had any lack of willpower, but what I finally came to understand...
by ezdzit247
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 34412

Re: Misconception of outside World

The intent of the topic was to gauge if people are "staying away from booze one day at a time" or are we experiencing the 10th step promises? That's easy to gauge from the answers posted in this thread as the Step 10 Promises begin with the phrase: "And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone-ev...
by ezdzit247
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: my gratitude to aa
Replies: 5
Views: 5574

Re: my gratitude to aa

Love to read stories about AA miracles. Thanks for sharing that with us, Pete!
by ezdzit247
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling Newcomer
Replies: 14
Views: 9836

Re: Struggling Newcomer

I want AA to work for me. But I also crave alcohol really bad and I don't know how to stop thinking about it and I don't know if my sponsor is right and that I should just go drink or if I'm missing something here.... Hi Newtoaoberlife and welcome. Congratulations on 19 days of sobriety! I also str...
by ezdzit247
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: July 4th any staying sober
Replies: 8
Views: 7096

Re: July 4th any staying sober

Kind of just wondering if others feel this way around this time of year, and if other people with some years of sobriety go through these phases as well. -Amy Hi Amy Congratulations on almost 6 years of sobriety! Good topic. Over the years I've heard many many AA members in meetings share that they...
by ezdzit247
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Naltrexone
Replies: 6
Views: 6315

Re: Naltrexone

After slipping many times and never getting many times 18 months..I resent the needless suffering I endured unril I found Naltrexone and the Sinclair method. It needs far more wide spread knowledge within AA and seemingly is more effective than AA itself. Hi Hudsonh and welcome. I'm a total pragmat...
by ezdzit247
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Early Origins of A.A.
Replies: 14
Views: 6861

Re: Early Origins of A.A.

without the meetings none of us would be here today. we all had to go to our first meeting. and from there the journey starts I agree. I really didn't have any idea what AA was about other than it was where people with drinking problems went for help until I actually went to my first meeting and ex...
by ezdzit247
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 34412

Re: Misconception of outside World

"One doesn't go to AA if everything is great!" True True... I came because inside I was dying or dead already ~ I didn't know for sure. But had you talked only about God in the rooms I would have never made it. I heard it all already AND I could always go talk to my Grandma's priest if I needed god...
by ezdzit247
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Utter Inability to leave it alone!
Replies: 43
Views: 26250

Re: Utter Inability to leave it alone!

Please keep in mind, that when newcomers come here asking for advise, the same ones being accused of ramming God or literature down their throats, are usually among the first to respond. The record will show that there is no 'ramming' of anything, and that those accusing us of such, are in fact the...