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by D'oh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 3261

Re: One day at a time

Hey Doh, Below is your response from "addicts in AA topic".  And as the Big Book describes "Alcohol was but a Symptom, we have to get down to the causes" (The ism's) So if alcohol is but a symptom and we have to get down to the causes, what do you think the AA program would suggest? Help us overco...
by D'oh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 3261

Re: One day at a time

The other day someone was saying here, that when a person relapses, it’s because they didn’t ask God to keep them sober for that day. Again, how attractive does that look to some newcomer reading here, or going to their first meeting and hearing that. If your practice is, after years of sobriety, s...
by D'oh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 3261

Re: One day at a time

My Favourite paragraph of my second Favourite Story of the 4th Edition. Gutter Bravado page 509. I walked out of there on a sunny afternoon. I intended to go to a meeting that night, but I also had ten dollars in my pocket and a reason to celebrate. I was sober for twenty-two days, and I was feeling...
by D'oh
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 60
Views: 3261

Re: One day at a time

Of myself, I am nothing.

I am Sober Today because I asked for my Sobriety on Awakening. Just my Gratitude for this Gift.
by D'oh
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1982

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

that addict could also be an alcoholic but doesnt realize it yet. theres many cross addicted in AA. I have seen this many times. Come in claiming an "Addict" only later to state "I am an Alcoholic/Addict" Switched to Alcohol when their Drug of Choice wasn't available. And as the Big Book describes ...
by D'oh
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1982

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Thats how every good thing turns bad. That's a pretty Broad statement. All I know is "What it was like" "What happened" And "What it is like Now" Before, during and after Alcohol entered my life. If the Spiritual way of Life is Not a Theory, I have to be open to everything around me. Good and Bad, ...
by D'oh
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1982

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Now I will rant. I used to go to a weekly step study which had about 10-15 regular attendees. Then a treatment center started bringing 2 vans, 20 or more people to that meeting. Well, they all wanted to talk too. But they hadn't worked the steps. And from all over the US, so mostly drug addicts sen...
by D'oh
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1982

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

 What is the correct way to handle this. I would first start with prayer. Asking your HP the best way forward for you to handle this in your group or groups. As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are...
by D'oh
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: self-knowledge / powerlessness
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: self-knowledge / powerlessness

I had much the same thoughts as Paige, Atheist/Agnostic what ever, I didn't really know or care what I was. I just didn't believe that I could stay sober myself, but the Fellowship could keep me sober. If I stayed close and did as they did or asked of me. They talked of Higher Powers, even God. Whic...
by D'oh
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: self-knowledge / powerlessness
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: self-knowledge / powerlessness

This was soooooo me. I knew I had a problem. I was drunk every night despite having just learned how much the alcohol was hurting me medically. It would be smart to stop, completely stop. But here's the thing . . . I couldn't. I couldn't seem to leave it alone. Having the Fortune, to make it throug...
by D'oh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Am I an alcoholic?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Lets ask, Would a Normal Drinker get that? Would a Norm, even think that there might be a problem? Like, I have had Intercourse with more than 1 partner, am I an Sex Addict? It's never crossed my mind Exactly LOL... Normies don't think like we do about alcohol. At an early-in-sobriety party I threw...
by D'oh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1982

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Just 1 Member's views of Addicts or Others attending Closed Meetings. In our Area, NA has always struggled, opens then closes, 1-3 people attending till 1 slips or moves. So no one to carry "How a Meeting is structured". So in our area the "And A's" are somewhat welcomed in (with some reservations b...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcohol addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Alcohol addiction

Hi Ryan, Yes it can be Painful to watch one of "Us Slugs" go through what we must to "Get It" I never got an "Intervention" nor do I believe it would have helped, until I fortunately "Hit Bottom, before it was too late" Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism, in the Big Book, might describe a little about ...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling used & walked all over.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Feeling used & walked all over.

In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision . We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for ...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Feeling defeated...
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Feeling defeated...

I have heard a "Sponsor" is to be someone with at least 1 day more sobriety than you, and has what you want. A Cool Car, a Trophy Wife, a Nice Home, or Serenity. Then ask "How they got it?"


So if it is 29 years of Sobriety that you are after, then Ask How she achieved that.