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by D'oh
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 35 years sober
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: 35 years sober

Congrats Inner, Thats a whole lot of 1 Days at a times.
by D'oh
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Can you be your own higher power?
Replies: 58
Views: 29472

Re: Can you be your own higher power?

I've been to a couple AA meetings where one or two participants have said they've found their Higher Power within themselves. How can this be true? From my understanding, the first step (being the most important step) is complete surrender...owning the fact that you are powerless. If I am powerless...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: When will I feel normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: When will I feel normal?

Drinking is but a Symptom. You state that you have quit drinking and using, but what have you done to replace them? I call it the "Ism" the Why I drank. I have also stated that if there were to be some Miracle Cure and that I would never touch another drop of Booze, I would be Locked in a padded cel...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Daily drinking
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Daily drinking

Hi Cammy and welcome. As an Alcoholic (Mind that is) The easiest that I have ever heard it explained The 2 basic differences between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker are 1, If when you Drink, the Drink controls you, you cannot control the Drink. Just 1 means you may wind up in Mexico. 2, If, when yo...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: New to the forum

Hi Ande rew. It took me 2 DUI's to find the Program, well to figure out that I can't Drink, nor could I live without a Drink. That was 4 days of Hell, then I found AA. I later found out that my second DUI could be Suspended, if I seek Curative Treatment. Well I was already in AA. so there I was. Any...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Crashed and burned

Welcome Back, Glad you made it.

It's not the Slip, but the Lessons contained from it. "It may be worth a case of the Jitters, to gain full knowledge. of Our condition."

1 is too Many and 100 are not enough.
by D'oh
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am back - still sober
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: I am back - still sober

Glad that you are Ok Paige. Yes, an interesting year for a Drunk to wrap their heads around.

I get weekends away from everything, sometimes weeks, on phone, tv, internet it's actually good getting back to the BB.
by D'oh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to work the work in from the start!?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: How to work the work in from the start!?

I would usually say 90 in 90 Days, but Covid has that messed up.

Read the BB, Call your Sponsor, Have a pocket full of Sweets, Slow Down and look around you "Life is awesome Sober!" Keep up the Good Work, 42 Days is Great!
by D'oh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Spiritual sickness brought on by drinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Spiritual sickness brought on by drinking?

good topic. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
Yes, they both taste Great Fried.

By the time the Spiritual Malady is addressed in the Steps, The Body DT's not the Cereous) and most of the Mind (at least the Fog) should be well on the Mend.
by D'oh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?

Someone has also suggested to me that the problem is alcohol & if we never drank in the first place we wouldn't suffer from alcoholism. Too much here to address right now. To the idea that alcohol is the problem I disagree. If it were not alcohol it would likely be another drug, pornography, shoppi...
by D'oh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not really sure how to start
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Not really sure how to start

This is exactly "How to Start" Hunter.

Getting a Glimpse out of the Fog, that something isn't normal, that Alcohol might be the cause.

Keep coming back. See what happens.
by D'oh
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How much is Sponsorship from the Founders/Early Pioneers and how much is accretion?
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: How much is Sponsorship from the Founders/Early Pioneers and how much is accretion?

Could say a lot about this post from my perspective and 30 plus years sober. By why? we all deal with this disease in our own ways and some find success and others are not so lucky. I will add 1 thing. I don't find a LOT written on sponsorship, but I find a LOT of assumptions, such as: Read Dr Bob ...
by D'oh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Detox and meeting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4882

Re: Detox and meeting question

Welcome Molly! 1 Day at a Time, can be 1 Hour at a Time, even 1 Minute at a time. But contact with other Recovering Alcoholics helps. (both of them)
by D'oh
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."

Our own thinking is Turned Over in the 3rd Step. Then the House Cleaning, Cleaning out the Obstacles in the way. Eventually getting to the 11th Step, and it's Promises. In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspira...
by D'oh
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."

Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity , we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some...