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by ann2
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 6th Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 6109

Re: 6th Birthday

Yay Lali!! Hurray!! Excellent work!! So glad you're here!!
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Congratulations!


Big hugs,

Ann
by ann2
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Thank You button
Replies: 13
Views: 11048

Re: Thank You button

Hi Noels, I have to agree with you. I share that feeling and it's important to remember that even though people may not be responding, we are still affecting others through our shares. In a regular meeting this is often the case as well. Someone may speak and the impact on the listeners may be profo...
by ann2
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request
Replies: 12
Views: 10630

Re: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request

Interestingly I went through something similar with a relative. It was tricky! My approach was to explain what alcoholism is (craving, obsession) and then to say, "if this isn't what's affecting you then there's no problem." The subject came up 2 or 3 times between us, and each time I tried to leave...
by ann2
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Gender
Replies: 3
Views: 4093

Re: Gender

not going to be available at this A.A. online group :)
by ann2
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My current calamity.
Replies: 21
Views: 7360

Re: My current calamity.

I am in awe.

Thank you so much for sharing this. I've called and woken up A.A. members too and gotten the same reaction. No judgement, just happy to be there.

I am so grateful to this fellowship.

Ann
by ann2
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request
Replies: 12
Views: 10630

Re: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request

Hi,

I realize you want to get this off your chest, but to be really helpful, it might be worth investing a little time exploring the Al-Anon site.

You don't want to raise a big fuss that turns your dad off getting help do you?

Think about it.
by ann2
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request
Replies: 12
Views: 10630

Re: My Father is secretly drinking - advice request

Thanks for writing and for wanting to help your father. I think you're right to seek advice on how to approach him. Normally the alcoholic reacts to such approaches in a negative manner, either by denial, hostility or what's worse, fake agreement. My advice is to get more advice, from people who hav...
by ann2
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Question about being in a group
Replies: 15
Views: 5835

Re: Question about being in a group

From an academic standpoint, I don't know if it can be explained without mentioning the spiritual aspect of the program. Precisely. We're not here for group therapy. There's something that is here when we are together that helps me. In a meeting I probably feel closer to my idea of a higher power t...
by ann2
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: why does this forum delete posts about scientific literature
Replies: 33
Views: 12776

Re: why does this forum delete posts about scientific litera

Well, hmm. I have friends in A.A. say, yes, drink, if you think you're going to kill yourself otherwise. So I don't really think that we're all opposed to moderation management. I mean, seriously, in my opinion drinking isn't the worst thing even an alcoholic can do. It is a huge risk, as we have no...
by ann2
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: My mother.
Replies: 17
Views: 20568

Re: My mother.

Hi Biker123, I'm so glad you are here and posting. I guess you've looked at some of the other threads where Al-Anon is mentioned. I think for me, with my alcoholic father, going to Al-Anon helped me to feel okay with the common-sense response that you had -- to leave her to it, because what can you ...
by ann2
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Merl here at 90 days of sobriety - WOOHOO !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4368

Re: Merl here at 90 days of sobriety - WOOHOO !!!

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Congratulations!
by ann2
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: When is a person recovered or cured?
Replies: 70
Views: 24969

Re: When is a person recovered or cured?

Just wanted to post to check out my new avatar. "I sometimes wonder why God creates people to fail" . . . I think there's still the free will issue here. There's no judgement on the person who fails a million times and gets it in the end. Lost sheep, prodigal son, etc. So let's just keep passing on ...
by ann2
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: looking for someone to talk to
Replies: 29
Views: 11457

Re: looking for someone to talk to

Hi and welcome! Congratulations on reaching out for help! I recommend calling the number listed for Alcoholics Anonymous in your phone book. Most areas have 24/7 hotlines and you can be connected with someone who understands to talk to about these subjects and more. Really talk to someone and keep y...
by ann2
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: The word addiction
Replies: 34
Views: 15281

Re: The word addiction

Hmm. You're not physically dependent?

Have you been able to stop drinking on your own?

Ann
by ann2
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Please come to my party
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

Please come to my party

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I made a cake!

I am 29 years sober today and so grateful to have made it this far. Certainly not possible without all of you.

If you weren't here, things would be very very different. That's the success story I celebrate -- you!