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by service-youth
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Thank you for the link ann and Tony, I believe someone mentioned previously to simply wait for someone to come through who seems like a "fit" before taking the leap. That's simply what I was referring to in my previous post, however-I do still feel that nagging 'craving'. I will seek a temp. and pla...
by service-youth
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Thank you for your response avaneesh, truly. I can absolutely understand where you are coming from. I have yet to find a sponsor as I have yet to click with anyone on an intimate level in order to begin that process. I struggle with a lot of social anxiety so I can imagine opening up to just a rando...
by service-youth
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Tommy, WOW what an eye-opener. Thanks for your input. It is does make a bit more sense. From what you and ann have clarified (or attempted to) the program is a way to reach that Spiritual place. Not a means to an end. Correct? I think what matters most is that you don't pick up that first (or second...
by service-youth
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

I've heard it said that "relapse" is simply what happens to a cancer patient, when after being diagnosed & treated the cancer simply comes back. Picking up a drink & actually getting drunk is in a realm of its own. You have chosen to pick up that first drink. I do believe in the program & what the b...
by service-youth
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Struggling with sobriety
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: Struggling with sobriety

Welcome, Lizzie- Know that you are in good company both here and at whatever meetings you may wish to attend. I am now one week 'dry' and have attended meetings thanks to this forum. I would have been turning the idea in my head for months, weeks or even years had I not known of the wonderful help t...
by service-youth
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Aveneesh, not sure what your post is referring to?
by service-youth
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Just got back from my very first meeting & I must say that it was humbling to say the least. So many people from so many walks of life beautifully intertwined by this one malady... Thank you Lali for your words of encouragement. It would have been weeks if not months if I had waited for my 'head to ...
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Lali-truly thank you for your response. I feel a great amount of underlining warmth and humility in your message and I greatly appreciate it. I will be attending a meeting tomorrow and another two later this week. I am almost overwhelmed simply by the amount of different meetings there are in my are...
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Just wondering what the differences are between a Big Book meeting & an Open Discussion? I see both are available in my area and am not quite sure which one to attend.
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 1 Week
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: 1 Week

Congratulations on making it this far. One hour much less one week is simply amazing. You are very lucky to have such a supportive partner and that you are seeking help. That tragedy of our illness is that we do not quite realize how much we are missing in life due to constantly being in a fog all t...
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Robert, thank you for your admission. I think it's an entirely different step from putting down the bottle then it is to want to put yourself last in terms of amends. You would almost thing they are contradictory right? Haahaa Right now, amends is the step I am most fearing (both for myself and thos...
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Tosh- thank you as well for your input: What matters truly is how much we have been through and how much we are willing to change.
Everything after that is the cherry on top not the whole Sunday. Ha! Glad you remembered, more or less, the words to this wonderful saying.


Thanks again.
by service-youth
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Tony-no offense taken. I actually very often require a swift kick to the behind! However hard. I also absolutely agree with you that us -as addicts- need to be the center of our own worlds. That's why at meetings you are encouraged to help out, play a part and lend a hand. Addictions are so that at ...
by service-youth
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Really glad for your response, Lali. Right now I am simply battling feelings of guilt & disgust. Not necessarily feelings of low-self esteem but more, like Tosh mentioned once again, feelings of not feeling like I deserve happiness or a better life.. I imagine I can begin looking into the steps as s...
by service-youth
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings
Replies: 37
Views: 8608

Re: Regarding Spirituality and New Beginnings

Thank You, Brock for your kind words. They were very helpful to me at this moment in time. I have always felt like a normal drinker since I had my first drink at 13. I am slowly trying to distance myself from the events that have happened just recently which quickly turned into me realizing "well F*...