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by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: My story

Crash, Time to do yourself a big favor and participate in your own recovery!!! Find yourself a local AA meeting, take a deep breath, and walk in that door. Our fellowship if full of people who thought they could do this on their own, and couldn't. Oh sure, most of us sometimes can string together a ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: My story

Hey Chase, welcome. I read through all of that - every word of it. I can't relate to all the drugs and destruction. But I can relate to the booze. I relate to drinking all that alcohol every day, even when still sick from the night before. We alcoholics are so much alike. We identify with each other...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I don't know where to start
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: I don't know where to start

I don't know where to start. You just started. Welcome. The first step of our program is "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable." Sounds like you are there. The question is, what are you going to do about it? All of us have one of these moment...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Wondering the stance on Marijuana
Replies: 13
Views: 5735

Re: Wondering the stance on Marijuana

I agree with the following statement, which is read at the beginning of my home group meeting: "We define sobriety as the abstinence from all mind altering substances." I would add to that "unless taken as prescribed by a medical doctor." Just me and my two cents. Betsy, an alcoh...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: How can I be more compassionate

Hi, thanks for posting Let123. I've never been able to solve someone else's drink problem. Tried it. Failed at it. But will probably try it again. And will probably fail at it again. =biggrin All I know to do is play the "long game." I let those near me know that I am a sober alcoholic. I ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: destroying unused perscription medications
Replies: 5
Views: 227

destroying unused perscription medications

I have a question for my fellow sober, AA members. The background discusses using prescription pain medications during recovery. I have my own opinion, and I will express it soon. I’m wondering if I am being too rigid, or if you see it the same way I do. And yes, I know we are not doctors!!! I had d...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 30 Years
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: 30 Years

30 years has a nice ring to it! Congratulations!!!!

Betsy
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I have no idea about what the subject is
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: I have no idea about what the subject is

Hello What's_The_Use. I read your posting last night and, since then, have been thinking of what I might be able to offer which would be helpful. That's a lot of anger you are carrying around. In the span of a few years, you've gone from sober with a sponsor, to full of anger and smoking pot. Someth...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: New to the Forum

Hi LuckyJJ, welcome. Glad you posted and let us get to know you. This could be a turning point for you. All of us sober folks have had days like the one you are having. We get to see ourselves so very clearly, and understand in a deeply personal way what the alcohol is doing to our lives. The fortun...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Tell Me Your Experience and Wisdom on This...
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Tell Me Your Experience and Wisdom on This...

I get a lot out of the meetings when we share about bringing the steps of our program into our daily lives. I prefer to be focused on the solution, not the problem.

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Denial???
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Denial???

Maybe i just need to admit i am an alcoholic but don't want to. Yup. Probably. Can you ever be a moderate drinker after having a drink problem? Alcoholics can't go back to being normal drinkers, but many of us die trying. Mrs. C, you are going to have to make up your own mind if you are in need of ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step Two: No North Star
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Step Two: No North Star

Hi WorkingItOut, I made step 2 too hard. A lot of us make it too hard. It was all very scary. Looking back on it now, I was scared to acknowledge God. Until I did exactly that, and everything made sense. It got easier. To get there, I started thinking about the balance of nature . . . about how all ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Good morning!
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Good morning!

Hello Sissy, welcome. You are in the right place. Please ask any questions you want to ask. No such thing as a "dumb" question. I guarantee you that we have all had our own questions!!!

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: My sponsor only has 7 months sober
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: My sponsor only has 7 months sober

Is it okay to have a sponsor with only 7 months sober? Hi and welcome. There are no hard rules for sponsorship, other than a solid suggestion to get one! Having said that, you would be wise to pick someone who has what you want. By that I mean she has a sense of serenity regarding life sober. She g...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?

Hi Laura, interesting question. The long form for Tradition 3, and the Tradition 3 essay in our 12 X 12 both have pertinent portions to your situation. You might consider reviewing both. But, there may be an easier solution. Many anonymous fellowships use our 12 steps, including an anonymous fellows...