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by Niagara
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Just an introduction from a newcomer.
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: Just an introduction from a newcomer.

Ernest, just wanted to say re. the social anxiety thing, this time last year I was agoraphobic and like you had really bad social anxiety. I was fortunate and got a really good CBT therapist to help with that, but the key thing he taught me was, all the time you avoid going out and around people, th...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 3297

Re: New Member

Hey KodiakBear, welcome :)
by Niagara
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Just an introduction from a newcomer.
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: Just an introduction from a newcomer.

Hello and welcome :)
by Niagara
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15557

Re: First Time Caller...

I'm in the UK or I would....hope you have someone x
by Niagara
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling real emotions now.
Replies: 17
Views: 4145

Re: Feeling real emotions now.

Can't offer any advice Amy, just wanted you to know that You're not alone. I spent the last couple of days either crying or about to cry, for no particular reason. Except this morning, when the handle broke off my fridge which of course warranted a two hour crying sesh and feeling suicidal. meh. :ro...
by Niagara
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

Naughty neanderthals nibble nasty newts.
by Niagara
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Fun Same Letter Sentence.
Replies: 40
Views: 32729

Re: Fun Same Letter Sentence.

lovely llama likes licking lime lollipops.
by Niagara
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15557

Re: First Time Caller...

French, I think we've all done things we're not proud of whilst we were sick - good news is we're far less likely to do them whilst we're sober :)

I wish you all the best in your recovery x
by Niagara
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 3
Replies: 13
Views: 9812

Re: Step 3

Thank you for your input Duke - what you've said is very helpful :)
by Niagara
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 3
Replies: 13
Views: 9812

Step 3

I have done the first three steps, and am currently looking for a sponsor. However, today, my brain is ticking over - wish it would stop - and I got to thinking about step 3. Since I did step 3, things have gotten easier. Things feel different, somehow. Now, that pesky old brain of mine is annoyingl...
by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Telling a friend?
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Telling a friend?

I don't know if this will help at all, but my husband came with to my first meeting and when we were talking later, he said he remembered seeing a friend from college and they met up for a drink. This friend stuck to soft drinks and when my husband asked why, he simply said 'I'm allergic to alcohol'...
by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15557

Re: First Time Caller...

I tried to answer the question. I'm sorry if that doesn't fit in with your idea of why I would feel the need to go, but hey ho :)
by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15557

Re: First Time Caller...

I think that's why AA is so much more than simply quit drinking, you know? Without something to put in its place...of course we're going to drink. I totally get where you're coming from French. I have eaten far too much chocolate, and smoked far too many cigarettes since I quit. Seems I always have ...
by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recently read some damming literature on AA. Scared !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: Recently read some damming literature on AA. Scared !!!

Damning literature...does this literature have proof? Or is it simply opinion? It's a fact of life that if someone puts something out there, others are going to both agree and disagree. There's no getting away from that. Sometimes these differing opinions can get heated (make a post on a parenting f...
by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15557

Re: First Time Caller...

I can't give you my own experience. I'm just over two weeks in, and it seems very final to me too. So much so, I've even been dreaming about having a drink :roll: What I HAVE heard is that, from a few people....one of those celebrating 30 years sober +, the others through varying degrees of sobriety...