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by D'oh
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.

These are things I best leave up to my Higher Power. I have no business trying to think for myself. The best I can do is say welcome back, a desire to stop is the only requirement for membership. Here are steps we took to recover. 1 relapse or a thousand, alcoholism is still a disease. Honesty is a...
by D'oh
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.

Alcohol is "But a Symptom And pg 85 ....We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. It is a Spiritual Malady. More than a disease, more than an allergy, more than an obsession. Rest on your Spiritual Morals a...
by D'oh
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Can an unrecovered alcoholic relapse? Fred & Jim.

Alcohol is "But a Symptom Our liquor was but a symptom. "pg 64 Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When t...
by D'oh
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Wondering the stance on Marijuana
Replies: 13
Views: 5739

Re: Wondering the stance on Marijuana

Read Dr. Paul O's story in the Big Book. "Acceptance is the Answer" or Dr. Alcoholic Addict" in the 3rd Edition.
by D'oh
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: My sponsor only has 7 months sober
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: My sponsor only has 7 months sober

Basically, a Sponsor can be Anyone, with at least 1 Day longer Sobriety, and has What You Want. Cool Car. Trophy Wife, or Serenity! You never mentioned How long You have been Sober! But, the First Suggestion is just that, a Suggestion., If They have what you want, just ask them "How they got it...
by D'oh
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Wondering the stance on Marijuana
Replies: 13
Views: 5739

Re: Wondering the stance on Marijuana

Read "Acceptance was the Answer" name changed from "Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict".

Pretty good explanation from Dr. Paul O.
by D'oh
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

Be quick to see where religious people are right. page 87 This phrase stuck in my craw too. But it is true for me. Seems I gained prejudice - or pre judgement - on some religious words and ideas, but did I really want to rob myself of the truth just because of a mutilated word? The last Commitment ...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?

IMPORTANT NOTES: The book does not discuss our other Step 4 faults linked to other-than-resentments. The book does not discuss our other Step 4 faults inside pp 64-71 The book does not discuss our other Step 4 faults outside pp 64-71. The book does not discuss our other Step 4 faults, but neglect t...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?

But the 4th step is more than just our resentments. We have to analyze our defects REGARDLESS of whether they specifically contributed to a resentment. So, after I've done resentments and my part, I go broader. Now I'm looking at ALL of my relationships, and all of my defects. Step 4 is to get on p...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?

But is it about our part in the particular resentment that we had listed or our part in the breakdown of a relationship as an whole? I was told it was our part in the specific resentment but this guy on YouTube is saying that there is a clear separation between the specific resentment & our wro...
by D'oh
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives. (b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism. (c) That God could and would if He were sought. Awh, the 3rd step, the beginning of the 11th Step, before we clear away Our Damages. I had "A" walking throug...
by D'oh
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Step 4 Resentments & our wrongs are not linked?

Referring to our list again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened? Though a situation had not been entirely our fault, we tried to disregard the other person involved entirely...
by D'oh
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is learning about how addiction works helpful for an addict?
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Is learning about how addiction works helpful for an addict?

Original

Step 1. Complete Defeat.

Knowing "Why I am Defeated, means little without being Defeated". Knowing Why I am Defeated would just give me more angles to try it a different way to make it work "This Time". Because all of Those Times, never ever worked.
by D'oh
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Life events, sober
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Life events, sober

I sobered up in January (time #1 of now 2) and had to Stand Up in my Brother's Wedding in August. I was very nervous about that coming event. Sober in front of a room full of people I know. Before Parties, after parties Wow. That April my Grandmother passed away while at Treatment. I went home for t...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor advice
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Sponsor advice

I find that "Everything happens for a Reason". And now your Sponsor works with you. It might be time to be Totally Honest with yourself and someone else. If not your current Sponsor, then a Sponsor who you can be Open and Honest with. But the fact that you are Co Workers points towards som...