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by Niagara
Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Close friend just died
Replies: 22
Views: 4414

Re: Close friend just died

So sorry Lali, how awful :( x
by Niagara
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: why do i continue to chose to drink?
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: why do i continue to chose to drink?

The answer might be 'perhaps you're an alcoholic' but, I don't think anyone can decide that for you. Have you got a big book yet? There is an online version of that, if you haven't, that you could start reading right away. That is answering a lot of questions for me, although I haven't had a drink n...
by Niagara
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: "but for the grace of god?
Replies: 7
Views: 4973

Re: "but for the grace of god?

Hello Porkchop, and welcome This is something that bothered me at first (I say that, I'm still only just beginning) but I think god in this case, and I've heard it said in meetings in my area is whatever that means for you. 'As we understood him'. For me, that is something very similar to yourself. ...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: If I Can Make It Through a Day Like Today.....
Replies: 14
Views: 12819

Re: If I Can Make It Through a Day Like Today.....

Brock, you, me and the amish........up until today. I bought a cell phone. Never needed one when I was agoraphobic, but I started going to meetings and everyone is like'what's your mobile number'. 'I don't have a mobile' I say, and they look at me like I'm crazy. 'I'm an alcoholic, I've peed in my g...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: this is my first time here
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: this is my first time here

Hello and welcome I'm also a newcomer. 12 days sober. Those posts Ann suggests I read through - things started to seem real familiar to me. I started going to meetings last friday, and despite feeling crappy, nervous, anxious, and petrified particularly at that first meeting, I'm actually relieved t...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Newcomer

Hello and Welcome Kerry :)

I'm from the Uk, and also a newcomer to all of this - feel free to message me if you want to chat about anything x
by Niagara
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: If I Can Make It Through a Day Like Today.....
Replies: 14
Views: 12819

Re: If I Can Make It Through a Day Like Today.....

Wow, just, wow. As a newcomer, I cannot even begin to IMAGINE getting through a day like that without wanting a drink. Heck, at the moment, too many phone calls in one day makes me stressed enough to feel that way out. That you can get through that without wanting to is amazing, and it gives me hope...
by Niagara
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: No response to request for sponsor?
Replies: 16
Views: 13234

Re: No response to request for sponsor?

Hello Catcar

I've got nothing helpful to add - just wanted to say sorry for your loss, and how are you doing today?
by Niagara
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So...
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: So...

Welcome Angeline I've been to a few meetings now, and although the stories are different, the similarities to a lot of the tales are astounding. Common ground. I met a lady today, who I think I'm going to ask to sponsor me, but I'd like to get to know her a bit first. Scared is where I'm at right no...
by Niagara
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: sober 1 week, first aa meeting in the books but...
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: sober 1 week, first aa meeting in the books but...

Welcome from another newcomer to the AA

I can't even begin to answer your question, because I'm baking my noodle over exactly the same thing at the moment. Just wanted to wish you welcome :)
by Niagara
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Poll: Identification vs Topic meetings.
Replies: 36
Views: 10720

Re: Poll: Identification vs Topic meetings.

I read it as southern california? The meetings I've attended have been discussion meetings, and I'm finding them invaluable as a newcomer to AA. Every time someone shares, they say something i can identify with. Of course, there are also things I don't identify with, but the honesty in those rooms i...
by Niagara
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First Time Caller...
Replies: 96
Views: 15556

Re: First Time Caller...

Hey French I did read what you wrote..I just really wasn't sure what to say in reply honestly, being a newcomer myself. I'm just over a week in, and can TOTALLY understand that you slipped after only a few days. I have no experience to speak from, so please forgive me if I'm speaking above my statio...
by Niagara
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First Post.
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Re: First Post.

Hello, and welcome Sketch :)
by Niagara
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So...
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: So...

Thank you for your thoughts Blue Moon. Food for thought.
by Niagara
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How do I start as a single mom and nobody to watch my kid?
Replies: 19
Views: 6448

Re: How do I start as a single mom and nobody to watch my ki

Catcar, Welcome, from another newbie I hear what you are saying about the cult like situation. I felt a bit like that too. However, what I had imagined a meeting to be in my head, was NOTHING like the reality. Also the cop out thing....I thought that too. For me, a huge part of that is avoidance. I'...