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by Brock
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Working for fellow AAs
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Working for fellow AAs

I feel uneasy about providing services to those in the rooms. AA is not a marketing tool to me. But if people know what I do and want to hire me is that so bad? It doesn’t break any traditions (that I can see). I am pretty sure this is above board, and there is no 'AA reason' not to work for other ...
by Brock
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Anonymity

Welcome here Mike, thanks for an interesting question. I am trying to remember where this is mentioned, but not coming up with the answer. I don’t believe it’s in the words you use about the newcomer finding us, but I recall seeing where we should not be so anonymous that we wouldn’t know how to ide...
by Brock
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

I wish you the best with this, anyone willing to undertake organizing things that can help others is a bit of a hero in my book, partly because as someone said, in things like this you encounter both those who are supportive, and also the nay sayers. Some don’t really know how a workshop might opera...
by Brock
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: When is drinking a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: When is drinking a problem?

It is unfortunate but true, for every piece of evidence put in front of an alcoholic who does not want to stop drinking, he will find an excuse, a reason why the evidence is ‘wrong.’ Our own literature gives examples of alcoholism, mainly the fact that an alcoholic can not have just one or two drink...
by Brock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment towards myself
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Resentment towards myself

Keep it simple and look for the answers in the Big Book, 12 & 12 and other AA Literature. Maybe, but the same Big book says on page 87, under ‘Into Action’ - There are many helpful books also. Suggestions about these may be obtained from one's priest, minister, or rabbi. OK, maybe we have good caus...
by Brock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment towards myself
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Resentment towards myself

You are not alone, in it’s preview of the book ‘the power of now,’ a major newspaper, I think the new york times, said it was a lot of mumbo jumbo. It takes time reading, and most importantly stopping now and again and ‘pondering’ on what he is saying. After a couple of years of reading a bit each d...
by Brock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: New bad habits

On the bright side of these problems, is the fact that you recognize them as bad habits, I think the real danger would be to deny it. Each time you are about to engage in doing any of them, asking your higher power, whoever that may be, for strength, will help you overcome it. The same steps, saying...
by Brock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Questions heard at meetings.

How do you use principles before personalities in the program?  With some personalities I keep a distance.
by Brock
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Wish me luck!

Well done for agreeing to try to help, and best of luck.
by Brock
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just starting
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Just starting

Welcome here Elena. As you say, we decide to stop, then after a few days go back to it. Because it brings a relief from the troubles of life, and seems like fun, but the fun is soon over and the troubles are still there, usually more than before. When an alcoholic is not drinking they tend to feel r...
by Brock
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My first year of sobriety on January 3rd
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: My first year of sobriety on January 3rd

Welcome Britney. It’s a pity AA hasn't lived up to your expectations, and I suspect that this may be quite a common complaint. The way AA meetings are often portrayed to the public is as a ‘support group,’ so it’s fair that newcomers might expect support concerning all their problems, and some frien...
by Brock
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Inappropriate Spending without Group Conscience
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Inappropriate Spending without Group Conscience

Welcome here and thanks for an interesting question, I saw it yesterday but couldn’t figure a good answer, mainly because AA’s traditions and concepts are written in a sort of we should do this, or it’s best practice to do this or that, there are no ‘musts.’ I live in the Caribbean, and there are ma...
by Brock
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do

The problem here seems to be, that the sponsee understands the sponsors instruction to be - “5 examples of powerlessness over alcohol that I am experiencing in that day and 5 examples of how my life is unmanageable in that day for 7 consecutive days.” If it were just 5 examples of powerlessness not ...
by Brock
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The evenings
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: The evenings

Welcome here Becca, that was a fine post not a rant at all, it’s the sort of story heard at AA meetings, and on forums like these. Especially when you speak of being out of control where alcohol is concerned, accepting that absolutely, is step #1. No one will try to fool you that you won’t be tempte...
by Brock
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Sponsor homework I don't think I can do

I agree with you that what he has asked might require making things up, and maybe the best approach is telling him or texting or whatever, a version of what you said here. Unless he is expecting you to put ‘ridiculous’ sorts of things, in my case it’s Friday, and that’s the day I do my chore of clea...