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by Mike O
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Need to begin
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Need to begin

Hi Jane, and welcome. I can tell you what I did 13 years ago which still seems to be working. When I was in the first few days of not drinking I was introduced to the book Alcoholics Anonymous. I immediately started to read it and I immediately started to do exactly what those guys suggested - the 1...
by Mike O
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Good morning. I'm grateful recovering alcoholic named Eric.
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Good morning. I'm grateful recovering alcoholic named Eric.

Welcome, Eric. Well done on 45 days.
Stick around.
😁
by Mike O
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "Little" Stuff Sober People Do
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: "Little" Stuff Sober People Do

For me, rising at 6am every morning, weekends included, saying my morning prayer. Ready for the day, even if that day only involves sitting around reading. The house is quiet, everybody else is asleep. That is the time of day when I still, 13 years on, appreciate my sobriety most. When I was drinkin...
by Mike O
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hand Sanitiser
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Hand Sanitiser

dralius wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:31 pm
The stuff my workplace supplies smells like cheap vodka.
Yep, that sounds about right here too.
First time in almost 13 years I’ve had any kind of lip-smacking moment over alcohol, even though only mild.
That stuff is gone.
I’ve learned from it and on we go.
✌️😄
by Mike O
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hand Sanitiser
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Hand Sanitiser

The last week or so, I’ve been getting the slight taste of alcohol in my mouth. That “nice” taste that used to have me licking my lips and craving a drink back in the day. A huge mystery to me and it has been starting to worry me. But, I had no idea where it was coming from, not having had a drink s...
by Mike O
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Strange situation, and I need Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Strange situation, and I need Guidance

It’s annoying and frustrating, but, if it was accidental, just forget about it and move on.
by Mike O
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Help through difficult times
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Help through difficult times

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.

Regarding, how to apply the programme to such situations, it seems to me that you are already doing it.

Stay strong ✌️
by Mike O
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help with where to start.
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Help with where to start.

Hi I’m from Ireland too but live in the UK now. I can tell you what I did, if it will help. When I was in my first few days of not drinking I was pointed in the direction of the book Alcoholics Anonymous. I immediately started to read it and I immediately started to do exactly what those guys sugges...
by Mike O
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: For the newcomer: AA is just one of many ways, but it is the only way that would work for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: For the newcomer: AA is just one of many ways, but it is the only way that would work for me.

1Peter5:10 wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:35 am

Why in the HELL would I want to take the risk? Why would I try?
No reason that I can think of.
by Mike O
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: For the newcomer: AA is just one of many ways, but it is the only way that would work for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: For the newcomer: AA is just one of many ways, but it is the only way that would work for me.

I’ve always found the argument over whether or not A.A. is the only way that works to be a waste of energy.
I pass on my experience which is that it’s the way I did it. I was a drunk, I did this, now I’m sober. Take it or leave it.
by Mike O
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Daily Picture

Aw, Paige.
You’re a shining light, whether you know it or not.
☀️ 😁😁😉
by Mike O
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Life events, sober
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Life events, sober

Reminded me of something I worried about in early sobriety. I’m a musician and much of my work is done in bars. For almost 30 years I had played in bars and drinking was part of the gig. Of course, prior to my first gigs sober, I worried a) would I be able to play while sober, b) would I enjoy it w...
by Mike O
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Life events, sober
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Life events, sober

Nice post, Paige. Reminded me of something I worried about in early sobriety. I’m a musician and much of my work is done in bars. For almost 30 years I had played in bars and drinking was part of the gig. Of course, prior to my first gigs sober, I worried a) would I be able to play while sober, b) w...
by Mike O
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Getting sober during Covid-19
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Getting sober during Covid-19

Thanks, Paige 😁
by Mike O
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: CBD oil, no THC
Replies: 36
Views: 7961

Re: CBD oil, no THC

Let me further explain the statement, “Families are ruined by the selfish acts of both smoking or drinking.” How many people have died due to "second hand smoke"? How many houses have been burned down due to cigarettes? How many children have started a life long addiction and died from it because t...