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by Jojo2
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First Time Here
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: First Time Here

Hey guys and gals my name is Chandler, i'm 25, and I have recently come to terms with the fact that I am an alcoholic. I just made excuses in the past but it is starting to become more than "just having some drinks". It started as just beer at night and turned into liquor throughout the day. I have...
by Jojo2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Struggling

Hi all. I’ve lurked on this forum for a while. I relapsed and drank again recently and I’ve got a day and a half sober. My mind keeps twisting on me. Telling me to drink even though I know it won’t be fun or any different than what it has been. I can make it a couple days and then I can’t fight my ...
by Jojo2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

I've just gotten my sponsor last night and got that set up. I'm looking into meetings tonight to see if any are available at a reasonable time based on my work schedule. Basically ASAP. I believe there is a noon meeting I can hit tomorrow, which I'll definitely attend. My car accident opened my eye...
by Jojo2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

Thank you to all for replying! I appreciate it. I've been wrapped up in work, hence the late reply. Working at a recovery center left me with a lot of supportive co-workers. I fell into a state of boredom, loneliness, and felt I could drink "normally" since I was able to control it for a short peri...
by Jojo2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Globe Trudgers
Topic: PHILIPPINES : BOHOL : PANGLAO : MEETINGS
Replies: 20
Views: 18596

Re: PHILIPPINES : BOHOL : PANGLAO : MEETINGS

Hi I am in Panglao and wondering if there are any meetings? boholaa dotcom I found a contact address and the following information about Panglao. I thnk the regular meeting to which they refer, is at Bohol, but it's worth sending an email to whatever address one can find. You never know what option...
by Jojo2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

Good Evening, I went to rehab and maintained sobriety from both alcohol and my other DOC for quite some time. I then decided to have the occasional drink. Big mistake. Welcome and thank you for reaching out, Stephen. I am glad you are here. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop...
by Jojo2
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First post
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: First post

I just found this A A site and it sure reminds me of how desperate I felt when I attended my first A A meeting in the year 1975. I sat in the meeting shaking and sweating severely.The only thought I had was DOES THIS AA WORK. lt took a lot of hard knocks and remembering that the members said always...
by Jojo2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Boredom

It has been 60 days. Now, I am bored. I have a great job, a supportive husband, great friends - yet I am still bored and feeling lost. I am not angry or upset, just confused. Welcome ! I think the previous post nails this quite comprehensively. From experience, I remember immersing myself in so man...
by Jojo2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 55
Views: 2928

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

When an alcoholic attends an AA meeting they need to be able to identify with other alcoholics – that’s the foundation of how AA began – with Bill talking to Bob. They need to be able to listen and think “That’s me. That’s me. I’m the same as that person” which then leads to the connection that the...
by Jojo2
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 55
Views: 2928

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Hi, I'm new on here. I have also jointly started a soley Traditions meeting which is incredible and wonderful and have come to realise that I am not anti addicts, Im just Pro AA! Welcome Jen. Always good to hear about Traditions meetings and workshops. I was fortunate when new to have a Big Book an...
by Jojo2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: One Week Sober Today!

Rafita wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 am
Hi everyone =biggrin
I’m proud to announce that I picked up my one month chip last night at the meeting! 32 days today!!!

Well done, Rachel.

That's brilliant news.
by Jojo2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Incoming thumper
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Incoming thumper

Akroyd wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:40 pm
I’m Dan and I’m a recovered alcoholic. Been lurking here for a while, liked what I’ve read so signed up. Been involved on and off with online AA since I came into recovery, grateful to be here.
Welcome Dan.

Glad you are here.
by Jojo2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: One Week Sober Today!

Rafita wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:37 am
=biggrin =biggrin =biggrin =biggrin
16 days today! Been attending the online meetings, they are a lifesaver...face to face on Tuesday night!
Lots of love!
Great news, Rachel.
Big grins indeed.
Look forward to hearing about the face to face meeting.
by Jojo2
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My first year of sobriety on January 3rd
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: My first year of sobriety on January 3rd

I haven’t done any stepwork in AA and I don’t have a sponsor currently. We do provide a Temporary Sponsor facility here at e-AA To request a temporary sponsor to get you started with the AA programme, please complete our form here: http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php A temporary sponsor is a sobe...
by Jojo2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: One Week Sober Today!

It’s official, it’s 7 whole days since I felt the spirit-crushing nausea, paranoia, shame, guilt etc of my last drunk! However, it is very, very early days and although I haven’t felt the desire to drink since New Year’s Eve I’m being very vigilant and staying well out of risky places. My close fri...