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by catcar
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Just signed up.
Replies: 12
Views: 3626

Re: Just signed up.

I did not want to be here when I came in but I found hope for a better life. I was sick of failing on doing it myself. Welcome! Get to in person meetings too and a sponsor. That helped me so much!!!
by catcar
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Questions from a beginner
Replies: 11
Views: 3649

Re: Questions from a beginner

You can call your local AA office and they can set you up with someone to go to your first meeting with you if you want? I have found that people will always welcome you. Walk in and tell the first person that you see that you are new and they will take it from there. You will feel 1000x better afte...
by catcar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello everyone, my name is Charles, and I am an alcoholic.
Replies: 24
Views: 7903

Re: Hello everyone, my name is Charles, and I am an alcoholi

Welcome! I came into AA the same way. I came here first and then finally got the courage to to go an actual meeting. I am still a work in progress but things are getting better and the "promises" are somehow coming true for me. It is really weird and I would have never thought I would be saying some...
by catcar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: bargaining
Replies: 13
Views: 3528

Re: bargaining

I was in the same place this past summer. I understand how hard it is as single mom to get to meetings. I fought it for a LONG time. I have FINALLY found a way to make it work. It took an awakening for me to truly see how I could make it work but I am doing it now. It IS possible. Hang in there, it ...
by catcar
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Today I'm grateful for...
Replies: 166
Views: 65640

Re: Today I'm grateful for...

I am grateful for these boards so that I can find a way to stay sober late night when I need support and don't want to call a local AA. Thank you all!
by catcar
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Today I'm grateful for...
Replies: 166
Views: 65640

Re: Today I'm grateful for...

today i am grateful for...

6 years

(amsterdam tuesday february 17th 2009),

thank you all for being here, you make my day a little brighter ;-)[/quote]

Congrats on 6 years!
by catcar
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need advice, Please help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

Re: I need advice, Please help!

Good morning Michelle, and welcome to E-AA What helped me to make up my mind - google AA big book online, and read through the first few chapters. Google AA who me? for a questionnaire - try and answer the questions honestly, even if you don't like where it's going Previous to coming to AA, even in...
by catcar
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need advice, Please help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

Re: I need some advice, please help x

You are asking for help and help is in AA. Welcome! Have you gone to a meeting? I felt similar to what you describe and going to my first meeting helped a lot
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Two New Moderators
Replies: 12
Views: 7400

Re: Two New Moderators

Great thank you!
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Maybe Day One will Begin on 02/14/15
Replies: 13
Views: 3715

Re: Maybe Day One will Begin on 02/14/15

You only need to WANT to stop drinking to be in AA Keep coming back no matter what! Sit and listen and let it be an open door for you.
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Day 1
Replies: 6
Views: 7838

Re: Day 1

Welcome! This is a great place to be!
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Two New Moderators
Replies: 12
Views: 7400

Re: Two New Moderators

Probably not the right place but maybe you moderators can answer? How do we keep 7th tradition with the on line forum? I am not sure how to put my dollar in the basket here. Thanks!
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: at a loss
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: at a loss

Great advise Jackstraw! I second that. Just show up and read and keep coming back. You are not required to "get it" in one day. AA is open to anyone who has the desire to stop drinking. Period. I sure don't get it yet 100% but everyone in AA is helping me along the way. Great place to be!
by catcar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Hello

Barb - I was very afraid of seeing people who would know me from work, etc at meetings as well. (I probably have posted about it too;) ) Once I was around a little longer, I realized that anyone who sees you at an AA meeting knows that you are doing everything to NOT drink and everything to improve ...
by catcar
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Hello

Welcome! I came here the same way. I came here before my first in person meeting. What a blessing to have found this program! This is an amazing group of people and the right place for us newbies! In person meetings are so important for me now but when I am having a stressful moment and need to reac...