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by Annette222
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Alcoholic husband is now drinking Nyquil and sleeping pills
Replies: 4
Views: 5089

Re: Alcoholic husband is now drinking Nyquil and sleeping pi

I'm going to throw another idea out here; maybe it will help, maybe it won't. But when I first stopped drinking, the hardest part was, and still is, falling asleep at night. My body and mind were so used to alcohol helping me sleep that I needed "something" to knock me out. Otherwise, I would be sta...
by Annette222
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?
Replies: 38
Views: 18336

Re: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?

:lol: Glad you have it figured out now. Believe me, I'm not "tech savvy", I am just familiar with the forum format. Learn something new everyday, right? Nope, no AA meetings due to work schedule and, well, still talking myself into it again. Yes, I know, an excuse. I'm working on it, I swear. I defi...
by Annette222
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?
Replies: 38
Views: 18336

Re: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?

Wow, I will say you guys are great. I was actually afraid to come back here to see responses. I figured I would be deleted or asked to go. I honestly didn't mean to hijack the tread. I apologize to the OP. Now, back to our original program.
by Annette222
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?
Replies: 38
Views: 18336

Re: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?

I'm sorry, I think you missed my point, and no offense meant to you, but THIS is what I don't agree with: In Alcoholics Anonymous there are no musts. Well, please explain to me why the 12 steps are a must. If someone doesn't do the 12 steps, they are a failure and they will start drinking again. I d...
by Annette222
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?
Replies: 38
Views: 18336

Re: Young lady asked to chair meeting, what to make of it?

So when he asks, "Are there any conditions?" we joyfully reply, "No, not a one." When skeptically he comes back saying, "But certainly there must be things that I have to do and believe," we quickly answer, "In Alcoholics Anonymous there are no musts." Cynically, perhaps, he then inquires, "What is ...
by Annette222
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I'm a sorry excuse for a human being.
Replies: 14
Views: 4863

I'm a sorry excuse for a human being.

I cancelled my therapist appt. this morning. Because I was drinking and I couldn't go into the session smelling like beer. I'm now calling into work late for the same reason. I just don't understand why I do this. My husband is probably going to divorce me and I don't blame him. I love him so much, ...
by Annette222
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: I new here and confused with a sponsee situation
Replies: 68
Views: 24309

Re: I new here and confused with a sponsee situation

I will admit, this thread kind of freaked me out. it really makes me want to get a background check on any future sponsors.
by Annette222
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Growing a garden? Anyone else?
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Growing a garden? Anyone else?

We usually plant a good garden each year and I'm SO looking forward to it this year! The last few days have been so warm (yeah, I know, Mother Nature is just teasing us), but I am SO ready to start planting. We usually grow tomatoes, peppers, beans (I prefer pole beans but hubby likes bush beans), c...
by Annette222
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Ok, I may make some people mad or hostile but...
Replies: 10
Views: 4781

Ok, I may make some people mad or hostile but...

What if someone just doesn't want to stop drinking? I know that is terrible, but I like the buzz. I go to my counselor, and AA meetings, but the whole time I'm thinking about how I can sneak a few beers into my house and drink after hubby goes to bed, or after he goes to work. I don't drink when he ...
by Annette222
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: David Ohlms, M.D video of alcoholism as a disease.
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

David Ohlms, M.D video of alcoholism as a disease.

I couldn't find this posted anywhere doing a search on the forums, but my counselor gave me a video (40+ minutes) that helped me a lot. I found the first 5 minutes on YouTube, but it doesn't explain as much as what I watched, such as the "disease" and why it may be hereditary instead of something I ...
by Annette222
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having a hard time falling to sleep...
Replies: 13
Views: 5508

Re: Having a hard time falling to sleep...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I forgot about melatonin. I will have to pick some up this weekend. I used to take it years ago and it did help. I think I'm starting to get into the "normal" sleep patterns now. OTC sleep aids seem to be working but I don't want to get hooked, you know? The sweets th...
by Annette222
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having a hard time falling to sleep...
Replies: 13
Views: 5508

Having a hard time falling to sleep...

I've had a hard time falling to sleep since I stopped drinking. It's not unusual for me to stare at the wall for a few hours before I fall sleep. I also get the, what I call, the "heebie jebbies", where I CAN'T lay still. It drives me crazy. I can lay in one position and it's fine for a few minutes,...
by Annette222
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: looking for someone to talk to
Replies: 29
Views: 11457

Re: looking for someone to talk to

Sunday, I am where you are right now. Believe me, I was terrified to walk into an AA meeting. In fact, I got as far as the parking lot on the first one and didn't go in. But I went to my first AA this past Saturday. I really didn't want to go in, but I did. And everyone was very nice. I didn't have ...
by Annette222
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi. I need support please.
Replies: 32
Views: 13017

Re: Hi. I need support please.

I did it! All by myself! (lol, I sound like a kid that just rode his bike for the first time w/out training wheels). I went by myself and purposely left the house at a time when I would get there just as they started. If I sat in my car and watched other people walk in I would psych myself out so I ...