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by avaneesh912
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 26
Views: 8018

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

Material on page 25 doesn't talk about "GOD" at all just after "There is a solution". It just starts with the inventory process. There is a solution. Almost none of us liked the self- searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful c...
by avaneesh912
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First time here
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: First time here

We alcoholics are strong willed people, we run everything to the ground before seeking help. There is a saying "Nobody comes into the rooms on an winning streak" that is so true. Most will have to lose something for the individual to realize the futility. And dont compare the bottoms, be glad the aw...
by avaneesh912
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know Where To Start
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: I Don't Know Where To Start

Welcome to the forum. Am glad you are here. Below is the link to request for a sponsor. You will get assigned on based on your gender. Good luck. Sponsorship: Welcome to all our new members and especially to those of you new to AA. To help guide you towards the Twelve Steps, we provide a Temporary S...
by avaneesh912
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Justin Alcoholic
Replies: 27
Views: 4557

Re: Justin Alcoholic

was that Eddie T of chicago?
I believe so. The story also highlights the importance of working the steps rest of our lives. The protagonist gets drunk few months later because his wife doesnt "respect him". LOL.
by avaneesh912
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditations Practical Rewards
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Meditations Practical Rewards

Below is from Power of now. There are other ideas in the book, you can google the free pdf version. This technique is very apt for the current situation. The body loves your attention. It is also a potent form of self healing. Most illnesses creep in when you are not present in the body. If the mast...
by avaneesh912
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Need help Creating a Homework Assignment on the Step 1,2,or 3
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Need help Creating a Homework Assignment on the Step 1,2,or 3

Do you have any ideas? I want them to do some kind of presentation on ONE of the Steps. If you look at direction on page 92, they talk about the peculiar mental twist that leads us to the first drink. They suggest we refer to chapter to alcoholism. So I generally use those 3 (i skip the jaywalker) ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Boyfriend couldn't balance me and recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Boyfriend couldn't balance me and recovery

I blocked his number even though he won't reach out anyway. I'm trying not to reach out because at this point it's pathetic. But I am an emotional wreck. I feel like I was used for two years and then disposed of. I am in a lot of pain, which was why I used to reach out to him, but he would always m...
by avaneesh912
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 26
Views: 2467

Re: One Week Sober Today!

Welcome back. Hope you are getting all the support to help you in the recovery.
by avaneesh912
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Fourth time trying
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Fourth time trying

Welcome to the forum Janders. The chapter "More About Alcoholism" includes some key information about how the alcoholic mind operates, just prior to the first drink. From your title "Fourth time trying" I could imagine, you could relate to the Car Salesman story. The is to illustrate the peculiar me...
by avaneesh912
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 1, 2 & 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Steps 1, 2 & 3

A year for step 4??? Yeah its crazy. Many dont understand the need for a quick inventory so the person can start working on it, so they dont hit the blind spots. I heard one person share that their sponsor asked them to read the 12 and 12 to have a thorough understanding of step 6 and 7 because the...
by avaneesh912
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: AA amends and infidelity
Replies: 15
Views: 6993

Re: AA amends and infidelity

Probably percentage wise little more than any other congregation.
by avaneesh912
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Xanax
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Xanax

I did. but that also I’ve relapsed and need to start my sobriety date again. Is this true? I know a person who got a DUI for abusing Xanax. He lost 18 years of his sobriety. It all starts with a pill. But mainly because we are letting our guard down amidst excitement or misery and our drinking/othe...
by avaneesh912
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: AA amends and infidelity
Replies: 15
Views: 6993

Re: AA amends and infidelity

Just want to say, you are responding to a post that was not active. "Betrayed" posted her question on March 15th under this old title. Paige responded to it but others have been responding to the OP.
by avaneesh912
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resisting Temptation and Honesty
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Resisting Temptation and Honesty

I want to learn how to play the tape through and resist the temptation. How do other people do it? By realizing its not possible. Its a cliche that is killing alcoholics. Alcoholics hit a blind-spot and they pick up. They dont look at the consequences at that moment. All they are looking for is the...
by avaneesh912
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Starting again
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Starting again

Welcome to the group Emmanuel. Glad you are here. Its better to go into the steps with the right understanding of step one. What does it mean to be powerless and life has become un-manageable. For me, When I try to stay stopped, I get into that state where life is not fun any more. I get restless ir...