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by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Visiting Family in a Small Town
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Visiting Family in a Small Town

Hi Sarah, welcome to e-AA. As you say AA can become part of everyday life, and most importantly enjoyable, I think your post carries a powerful message especially to newcomers, and we get a fair amount of new folks here, they may not post anything but rather just enjoy reading. In that respect it’s ...
by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Service
Topic: E-AA Group Service Positions.
Replies: 1
Views: 13

E-AA Group Service Positions.

Like other AA groups, e-AA rotates members in service positions, some of these are currently being elected, for service starting on the 1st of September. Normally, this is conducted within the group conscience meeting, however, the group conscience has agreed to post it here as well, in the hope tha...
by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"
Replies: 22
Views: 6914

Re: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"

I believe you are quite right, it does not have to be our sponsor. It actually says - “Perhaps our doctor or psychologist will be the person.” and “It is important that he be able to keep a confidence; that he fully understand and approve what we are driving at...” Based on that a therapist should b...
by Brock
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Afraid

Welcome here Shanwow. It is natural to be scared of something like this when we don’t know what we will be facing, and we have had this question asked by newcomers before, it’s a good question for these forums and I hope we can help. We can’t tell if it will be big or small, but either way every AA ...
by Brock
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?

Hello Sober Student. We do get requests like this from time to time, personally, I feel if non alcoholics do research, that information can possibly help those who need it. You were not clear whether we should email or private message you, and try to answer set questions, I believe answering this - ...
by Brock
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

Welcome to e-AA joe. You sound on pretty solid ground, because you have ‘had it in your face’ many times and didn’t give in, I expect you have done the steps of the program, and this together with a belief in some sort of higher power has kept you sober. I have met and listened to some members in me...
by Brock
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: new here
Replies: 17
Views: 13875

Re: new here

I am an alcoholic. I needed to say it out loud and admit it. I abuse alcohol. Welcome here Aryaphoenix. That’s the first step in AA, we admit we are alcoholic, followed by admitting our lives have become unmanageable. Usually we admit that after we try to stop drinking and fail, or we stay away fro...
by Brock
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: When Instincts Exceed Their Purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: When Instincts Exceed Their Purpose

Yes, real nice to hear from you positrac, I was concerned because you reported a few health issues in the past. So my instincts did exceed their purpose, and were telling me maybe you bit the dust, very happy those instincts were wrong.
by Brock
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Conflict with fellows (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Conflict with fellows (?)

Welcome to e-AA, thanks for your question. I tread carefully when trying to suggest what someone else should do, especially with amends, because it’s sometimes very difficult if we feel we are not at fault, it’s great that you already attempted to reach out to the person, it’s takes stones to do. It...
by Brock
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: So I guess I’m an alcoholic
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: So I guess I’m an alcoholic

Welcome here slapinworld, very good to have you with us.
by Brock
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: A real-life lesson: there's a lot at stake
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: A real-life lesson: there's a lot at stake

A sad story indeed, and as hard to believe as it is, sometimes these things happen, and those who know the person and are alcoholics themselves, still don’t, (or don’t know how to), immediately put the bottle down. My younger brother died many years ago from complications associated with alcohol, ye...
by Brock
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Help
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Help

Try not to be too scared about this lie by omission, sounds like you are being way too hard on yourself. Don’t know if by ‘sick’ you mean like the rest of us here you suffer from the illness of alcoholism, and it is an illness. The 12 steps of AA treat that illness, and we find ourselves able to hap...
by Brock
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"
Replies: 22
Views: 6914

Re: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"

I agree with the advise of finding a new sponsor, even if she was not this busybody type telling you what to do on every subject, just for the fact that you are eight months sober and still on steps 4 & 5, she doesn't have a clue, you should have completed the steps long ago. You are innocent in all...
by Brock
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: STEP 4
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: STEP 4

Welcome here Laura, and thanks for the question. I think if as you say you are, ‘having issues getting past just resenting myself and feel "stuck" in that resentment.’ I would say that for me step 4 was exactly what I needed to do, combined with #5 and to an extent the rest of the steps, in order to...
by Brock
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: living with another alcoholic
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: living with another alcoholic

Ive got this far without much help and doesnt look like much is offered here. Quite a number of members here read about the problems you currently face, I am quite sure that like myself they feel sympathetic, but the question is just how can we help, also the AA literature warns us not to attempt h...