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by D'oh
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 17
Views: 237

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

 What is the correct way to handle this. I would first start with prayer. Asking your HP the best way forward for you to handle this in your group or groups. As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are...
by D'oh
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: self-knowledge / powerlessness
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: self-knowledge / powerlessness

I had much the same thoughts as Paige, Atheist/Agnostic what ever, I didn't really know or care what I was. I just didn't believe that I could stay sober myself, but the Fellowship could keep me sober. If I stayed close and did as they did or asked of me. They talked of Higher Powers, even God. Whic...
by D'oh
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: self-knowledge / powerlessness
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: self-knowledge / powerlessness

This was soooooo me. I knew I had a problem. I was drunk every night despite having just learned how much the alcohol was hurting me medically. It would be smart to stop, completely stop. But here's the thing . . . I couldn't. I couldn't seem to leave it alone. Having the Fortune, to make it throug...
by D'oh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Am I an alcoholic?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Lets ask, Would a Normal Drinker get that? Would a Norm, even think that there might be a problem? Like, I have had Intercourse with more than 1 partner, am I an Sex Addict? It's never crossed my mind Exactly LOL... Normies don't think like we do about alcohol. At an early-in-sobriety party I threw...
by D'oh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 17
Views: 237

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Just 1 Member's views of Addicts or Others attending Closed Meetings. In our Area, NA has always struggled, opens then closes, 1-3 people attending till 1 slips or moves. So no one to carry "How a Meeting is structured". So in our area the "And A's" are somewhat welcomed in (with some reservations b...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcohol addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Alcohol addiction

Hi Ryan, Yes it can be Painful to watch one of "Us Slugs" go through what we must to "Get It" I never got an "Intervention" nor do I believe it would have helped, until I fortunately "Hit Bottom, before it was too late" Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism, in the Big Book, might describe a little about ...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling used & walked all over.
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Feeling used & walked all over.

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 inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision . We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for ...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Feeling defeated...
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Feeling defeated...

I have heard a "Sponsor" is to be someone with at least 1 day more sobriety than you, and has what you want. A Cool Car, a Trophy Wife, a Nice Home, or Serenity. Then ask "How they got it?"


So if it is 29 years of Sobriety that you are after, then Ask How she achieved that.
by D'oh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Let me ask this. "If I was a Normal Drinker (I am not and don't know but can imagine) would I put this much thought into what a Normal Drinker, not being Powerless over Alcohol/Life?" Then, if there was a Cure/Drug or other, for the Obsession to drink, would I survive on it without the Program, Fell...
by D'oh
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober

Welcome Back! Did you learn anything? I did the same thing. I learnt that I am just as bad, if not worse. Drinking after Sobriety, wasn't fun at all, I was Welcomed back, I need the Fellowship's Voice/Translation for my Higher Power's will And most of all. Sobriety is a Gift. A Gift I may use everyd...
by D'oh
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

I would not think it was a good idea to convey to the newcomer that we can fully regain power over alcohol as it may give false hope in thinking that after the obsession has been fully removed from our minds by going through the steps of the AA program, we can now consume alcohol again as we have n...
by D'oh
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: New here

Welcome Bev, good to have you here
by D'oh
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

I couldn't help but think of this Thread at tonight's Meeting. The end of "How it Works" reading with A, "We were powerless over Alcohol, that our Lives have become Unmanageable ." 2 Parts, If my Life was Manageable, would I have drank? Is my life Manageable today without a Drink? Only by the Grace ...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

There are Many "Dry Drunks" myself included at times. Away from the Fellowship, Morning Meditation, and so on.

No Alcohol involved, just the Unmanageability.

Again "Alcohol is but a Symptom."
by D'oh
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

In my opinion this topic comes down to the word "I" I am powerless over alcohol. We are not powerless over alcohol. I can never experience true freedom in my own will power. We can experience freedom from alcohol and live in the fellowship of spirit as we trudge the road to Happy Destiny. Sorry, bu...