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by clouds
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: The AA way, the path of happy destiny.
Replies: 5
Views: 713

The AA way, the path of happy destiny.

I'm reflecting back today, 45 years ago, to my first AA meeting. No words can describe my gratitude for the way the AA program of recovery is laid out in the book Alcoholics Anonymous and for the help I was given by AA members. I'm a little awed when I think about the ability I had to accept and fol...
by clouds
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions Heard At Meetings.
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Re: Questions Heard At Meetings.

No, I don't think so. =wink
by clouds
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Listerine DUI
Replies: 19
Views: 3553

Re: Listerine DUI

Several things are possible as far as the truth about her drinking intentions, or was it cleaning her mouth? So, no use surmising really. I know I drank vanilla extract (high percent alcohol), listerine, and cooking brandy. All of them awful stuff, but then again I didn't drink alcohol for the taste...
by clouds
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I need advice..pls read my story :/
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: I need advice..pls read my story :/

Hi cat, welcome to e-aa. I hope you can control your drinking and you could be right in feeling that you can. =biggrin If you find that you can't stop if you want to and admit you're powerless to just drink as much as you think is the right amount then contact an AA group near you and find another p...
by clouds
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Walking out of a meeting
Replies: 40
Views: 12831

Re: Walking out of a meeting

The idea of someone progressing into a real alcoholic seems strange to me probably because I was unable to control my drinking from the very start and I began to drink almost every day from the start. Black outs and benders were also what I experinced from the start and I started young, 16 years old...
by clouds
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What's the spiritual principle of step 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: What's the spiritual principle of step 3?

The spiritual principle of step 3 is complete dependence on God ( as we understand that) rather than upon ourselves or any other human 'power'.
by clouds
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 4185

Re: First meeting

Welcome Anew day!

Not everybody goes to outpatient treatment. I didn't, I got sober through going to the meetings, getting a few phone numbers of women in the group and calling them, listening to how they stopped drinking and taking the advice of ones I trusted. It works!
by clouds
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Hypocrites in AA
Replies: 10
Views: 5673

Re: Hypocrites in AA

I lived in Ireland for a year and the pub culture permeates in a way I could never have known or understood had I not lived some time there. So, if I still lived in Ireland I would probably go to meetings as often as possible and keep a very low profile and make if my main goal to just listen to tho...
by clouds
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 10 years
Replies: 8
Views: 4812

Re: 10 years

Fantastic! thanks for sharing it.
by clouds
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiving myself for hurting others
Replies: 16
Views: 8080

Re: Forgiving myself for hurting others

@positrac. I'm so glad my experience was good for you. Sometimes even these so called negative experences can turn out to be useful in AA. Thanks for letting me know that.
by clouds
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiving myself for hurting others
Replies: 16
Views: 8080

Re: Forgiving myself for hurting others

I found that, even making amends to the best of my ability, that there were some in my family that never were able to accept them and weren't able to forgive me. Even after many years of sobriety there was still that grudge of unrsolved hatred. I got sober at age 24 and been sober ever since. I'm 68...
by clouds
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Person
Replies: 14
Views: 5769

Re: New Person

Great going Stu! Get aquainted with anyone you feel comfortable talking to, make phone calls to them whenever you get feeling down, irritable or like taking a drink. Glad you let us know your experience with first meetings! :)
by clouds
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Telling sponsor I am gay
Replies: 8
Views: 4701

Re: Telling sponsor I am gay

I don't think you need to talk about anything you feel uncomfortable sharing until you feel ok with sharing it. In time, if you still don't feel you can trust your sponsor with this, for me, I'd be looking for someone else as my sponsor.
by clouds
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: loneliness in early sobriety
Replies: 8
Views: 4407

Re: loneliness in early sobriety

I'm sure others will be along to post some of their experiences and share on this good topic. For myself I was more lonely before AA in that I drank alone most of the time. As I found a sponsor and other people in my group to talk to they became the best friends I have ever had. I think that will ha...
by clouds
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Person
Replies: 14
Views: 5769

Re: New Person

Welcome Stu, glad to see you here. I am more than I can express so glad I got up the courage to go to AA. It has undoubtdly completly changed my life for the better. Best wishes! :)