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by Niagara
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: THE VOICE IN THE HEAD
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

Re: THE VOICE IN THE HEAD

I wish I only had one voice in my head most days ... I think things would go smoother. :lol: Those voices are literally different voices for me. It's the weirdest thing. Before you call for the men in white jackets :shock: :lol: I have this habit of 'attaching' personalities that I know of, to whic...
by Niagara
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sloth out of control
Replies: 15
Views: 16001

Re: Sloth out of control

PaigeB wrote:
I cannot figure out why changing this "habit" is so difficult!
Or is it a bonafide character defect?
I believe it's a defect in my case. I prayed for my laziness to be removed. Now I wake up at 6.30 every morning, alarm or no. Be careful what you wish for :lol:
by Niagara
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Early Sobriety Observation: The Transformation of Dread
Replies: 6
Views: 3580

Re: Early Sobriety Observation: The Transformation of Dread

I had something similar. I used it to hammer home in those early days that I actually did have a problem...because normal drinkers don't think like that :shock:

How's it going Jiro? Into the steps yet?

Best wishes :)
by Niagara
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: This site seems moribund, frankly.
Replies: 22
Views: 10917

Re: This site seems moribund, frankly.

Alcoholism is alcoholism. The craving, obsession and malady are the same across the board, whether or not a person is 20 or 60...as is the program of recovery. Since internet forums are faceless, for all I know there are several young people here, and several golden oldies. There is no guarantee tha...
by Niagara
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Bulimia and recovery
Replies: 14
Views: 5880

Re: Bulimia and recovery

Hi Mylo, coming a little late to this discussion, as I've been offline a while. This was something I suffered from too. For myself, and I am in NO way trying to diagnose you in any way shape or form, it was heavily to do with emotional conflict and a form of control, with a pinch of self destruct th...
by Niagara
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fantasy world.
Replies: 15
Views: 4354

Re: Fantasy world.

Oh I had this down to an art, scarily. I would get this thought in my head about, say my husband, then I'd think about how the conversation was going to go. It inevitably ended in argument. Then I'd think of ways to get my point across in this argument...then he would respond in a way (in my mind) t...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to e-AA
Replies: 14
Views: 6954

Re: New to e-AA

Welcome Marie, from the grim and grey East yorkshire in the UK :P

good to have you on board
by Niagara
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: on day 3 and struck with insomnia
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: on day 3 and struck with insomnia

Hey folks, welcome to E-AA Withdrawals for me were shaking, sweating, extreme restlessness, and anxiety...hallucinations, had those. Insomnia was a biggy. I seem to remember feeling really achy too. I'm not really sure how long it took to get a good nights sleep, but I've been sleeping really well f...
by Niagara
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Can / Are you people doing the 12 Steps online
Replies: 16
Views: 14172

Re: Can / Are you people doing the 12 Steps online

Hey Chances, For me, it was as simple as this - I am suffering from a fatal illness. Do the work, or die. Same as a diabetic - take the medicine, or die. It's that cut and dried. As has already been said, you could find an 'outside' person to do a fifth step with. It doesn't have to be a sponsor. my...
by Niagara
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Courage
Replies: 6
Views: 3391

Re: Courage

Welcome Sunrise, good to have you here :) If you'd like to understand more about alcoholism as a disease, I can recommend googling AA big book online, and having a read of the chapters 'the doctors opinion, there is a solution and more about alcoholism'. That was a great starting point for me, to un...
by Niagara
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Who is the teacher?
Replies: 21
Views: 10863

Re: Who is the teacher?

Interesting thread Brock, thank you. I was lucky enough to have a very awesome, very wise sponsor, who gave me a lot of insight. He spoke a lot of truth...but what HAVE discovered about that, is these things we learn in sobriety are a lot like my alcoholism. People telling me truths, may sow a seed....
by Niagara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: History of the so-called "Dr. Bob's Third Step Prayer"
Replies: 7
Views: 4585

Re: History of the so-called "Dr. Bob's Third Step Prayer"

Yep, thanks indeed. I've seen that attributed to Dr Bob as well, but I'm not a history buff (yet), and just took it at face value. Always interesting to read little nuggets, such as this. I used a shorter version, in the early days when my faith was practically non existent - pre spiritual experienc...
by Niagara
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: What to do...
Replies: 3
Views: 4165

Re: What to do...

Hi Jab, welcome to E-AA I can relate to what you're saying, in that I used to do the same thing to my husband when I was struggling - which was all of the time, pre steps. I was taking it out on the wrong person though. He could have jumped through a million hoops, trying to help and support me, but...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Meetings
Replies: 15
Views: 7607

Re: Meetings

Hey Fairisle, welcome to E-AA Hearing the story about people who stop for a while or stop to get themselves right so they can ""reset" and drink like a normal person, it's so relatable. I get that to begin recovering means needing to change the way I think. But I don't know how to do that. I guess I...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 10
Views: 4862

Re: I need help.

Hey shanny, welcome to E-AA - this was my starting point too. I can relate to what you have said. I only drank on a night (It was hard not to drink during the day, at the end, though). Drink was different, but the result was the same. Mooching around the next day, feeling guilty, ashamed, sorry for ...