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by tomsteve
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: "Old AA" Vs "New AA"
Replies: 15
Views: 18694

Re: "Old AA" Vs "New AA"

"... Our problems as they relate to alcoholism..." Drugs and alcohol went hand in hand for me so drug use relates to alcoholism. Yup, some hard line egos old ANd young, ones who should rip out both bill and bobs stories from their bb. And while at it, throw out anything bill wrote while in the midst...
by tomsteve
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What I can't say at my meetings
Replies: 20
Views: 6187

Re: What I can't say at my meetings

At the point of desperation- knowing that if I drank any longer I would kill myself,I went to AA. I walked in not having a clue how to live. I was scared shitless but got some courage to walk into a meeting. I got the big book the first week and dove into it. I was amazed to be reading a book publis...
by tomsteve
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Y.E.T.s
Replies: 15
Views: 6555

Re: Y.E.T.s

My sponser told me to seek info on the progressive nature of alcoholism, and the Y.E.T.s The thing i struggle with is, i havnt had a lot of consequences yet. I have the desire to stop drinking, but i do feel like if i do drink, nothing too terrible will happen to me. Can anyone help? You could be f...
by tomsteve
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 9093

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

Good to hear mall. I ask about the wording because I have ran across people who work their program and their program is not the program. Some criticize the way I carry the message. I'm good with it. I'm not one to beat around the bush. Nope, not a dam thing wrong with doing what the program says and...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 59
Views: 13386

Re: How did this happen?

Sponsor- pray for one then listen at meetings. When the studentis ready the teacher will appear.But would suggest stayin away from drunkalogue ramblings. Goin back to treatment- no advise here. Glad yer getting into the bb. There's a lot of promises other than just the 9th step ones that will materi...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 9093

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

One thing I just caught in your OP: how can I continue withMY program.....
Maybe YOUR program could be part of the problem?.
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 9093

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

My experience is that sittin in meetings all day wasn't and still won't do anything to help me.Meeting makers make meetings and that's it. Sittin n the garage all day won't make me a car. My strength is being willing to Do what the big book says outside the doors of meetings. There were many times I...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Going Abroad
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Re: Going Abroad

You sure there's no meetings where yer goin? North pole????
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 9093

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

My will is my thoughts my life is my actions. If something is stuck in my head all day I haven't turned it over to His care. Not sure how ya can't work the program at home or doctors office, but beings how I spent 3 years either in doctors offices, hospital beds goin the chemo, or even my own bed re...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 59
Views: 13386

Re: How did this happen?

as for praying I have been doing my best to I still feel like I haven't found my higher power again yet but I am trying maybe it just takes a little time? I'm thinking with what's gone on ya admit powerlessness and unmanagability. Now finding a higher power, as in 2nd step. First off the insanity m...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 12
Replies: 64
Views: 26919

Re: Step 12

Also a firm believer that "this message" is that that the big book has. There are times I ask a newcomer if they want what we have and if they say yes I then ask what it is that we have that they want. Being new they mostly dont know or understand what it is we have that the program has given us oth...
by tomsteve
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Disturbing member
Replies: 31
Views: 29964

Re: Disturbing member

I enjoyed your rant....You don't have to apologize to me. We have a guy in one meeting I go to..That shared..."This isn't a program about God...Or the steps...This is a program about not drinking one day at a time.." About 60 people in this meeting...A lot of newcomers. Did I just sit back and let ...
by tomsteve
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Disturbing member
Replies: 31
Views: 29964

Re: Disturbing member

Thx for all shares about this subject but I still havnt got any answer if there is much difference in spiritual sick or sick in your soul. A rather old thread, but a good read. IMO no difference. Dr bob said something about gettin all Freudian and how good that doesn't work. No need to take a simpl...
by tomsteve
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: If it wasn't for my son I'd give up completely
Replies: 24
Views: 6453

Re: If it wasn't for my son I'd give up completely

. Why does recovery seem so hard when the people who are successful in recovery seem so happy and carefree? Ughh...hopefully I'll be there one day. if you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any lengths.... ill let you find the rest in the bb. recovery isn't hard, but getting...
by tomsteve
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coming Back In
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Re: Coming Back In

Glad ya made it back,Troy. I was very fortunate that there was a detox in the small town I got sober in. The clients would be brought to the meetings and I heard a lot of what didn't work. Here's a few: I stopped going to meetings. I stopped praying. I stopped talking to my sponsor and others in rec...