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by positrac
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 90 days!!
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: 90 days!!

It takes courage to come back and admit relapse and get back into real sober living. Keep it up and before you know it 6 months will be here
by positrac
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: hallo everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: hallo everyone

These pass and we become stronger when we focus on what we need instead of what we want. hard at time and this is why we stick with the winners in the rooms because they can show us the path and we must charter our way from that experience shown by those who came before us. be well and have a better...
by positrac
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi from the SoberPlumber
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Hi from the SoberPlumber

Sober Plumber welcome and your story not only is keeping you sober; but it is a reminder to us that nothing has changed out there in the land of addictions! All I can say is this: Being a retread is not the end of the world and in fact it makes us/me desire to find/stay/work the steps sober. And you...
by positrac
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: hallo everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: hallo everyone

I hope you well and that you will get on and stay around. Life has been pretty intense lately for myself and I suspect us all due to events out of our control.

Whatever was----->was and so press for the good sobriety has to offer.
by positrac
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 23
Views: 2885

Re: Corona Virus - How can we be helpful?

This deal the world is in right now IMHO is a time for me to reflect on if I am being a good person to fellow people and or am I being selfish and all about me me me? Lately people in general have been just plain nasty and greedy and this situation is not all about me! it is about us if we don't slo...
by positrac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?
Replies: 19
Views: 2967

Re: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?

As it was mentioned above addictive nature doesn't not discriminate; but those who have a relationship with Jesus can overcome this disease and for me I am not cured as today I have no desire to drink and I fully believe I have been relieved of that part of the symptom called alcoholism. Those pesky...
by positrac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: Step 8

In a treatment program you are normally allowed to go out and attend meetings in a group and even have meetings inside the facility with outsiders if you are staying onsite. So if you have attended a step meeting I would think that the people in that meeting could provide insight on there experience...
by positrac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Struggling

A lot of factors go into us wanting to quit and get back to what we thought we did well at------> Drinking and drugging and the end result is the same and it is a vicious cycle to shake off. I recently contacted a friend of mine who saved my hide and even gambled on my capabilities of a employee 30 ...
by positrac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ok to step out of a service commitment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Ok to step out of a service commitment?

So for my personal sobriety I am responsible to myself and I must remember I can't save the world and I have to keep my mind solely on the literature of AA and those principles I am supposed to represent. I will not slump to wit those with stupid stickers on their foreheads!!!! I instead made it cle...
by positrac
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA satisfaction survey from AA member
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: AA satisfaction survey from AA member

Why are you looking for satisfaction from us? Sounds like another one of those college thesis things. If you want satisfaction I would suggest doing a face to face with other members in an open meeting.

My story doesn't matter to anyone but me and this I know.
by positrac
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 17
Views: 2844

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

If you live in Waller, Tx. then you know of the amount of meetings in the Houston Metro. Personalities are part of us ALL! I was a 3 time retread before it stuck and the amount of times coming back IMHO don't matter as much as sticking around and working on you, reading and participating in things i...
by positrac
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Breakup with my Sponsor after almost 30 years
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Breakup with my Sponsor after almost 30 years

I can't qualify after 30 years sober myself and for me it is because of my past jobs and moving every few years that prevented me from getting overly attached.

If I may I would caution you on the inner turmoil you are in as that thought of a drink comes as a thief in the night.
by positrac
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

Re: Boredom

Great news on the 60 days! All I might add is you aren't cured and time management is a learning curve. if you have kids then that should eat up a lot of time and if not then I would highly recommend engaging yourself into damage control mode. Things get better and looking for that perfect thing mig...
by positrac
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First post
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Re: First post

Welcome!!! You know your story you posted is a reminder to all of us who have time sober that it is still the same on the outside if we decide to try our luck. But for you the overwhelming things that come with early sobriety are very real. Time can heal and also understanding of our destructive pas...
by positrac
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Sobriety and the Dentist
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Sobriety and the Dentist

I believe the most concern is if the doctor offers pain medication and how you deal with that? I would also say that if you are in the rooms then you know pain is a motivator and you are going to have to face this situation eventually and in this case quality of life is and or could become questiona...