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by D'oh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Remember
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Remember

Hi Cat!

Welcome.

The signs of a Great Meeting, Reflections at the After Meeting, or on the ride home.
by D'oh
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2970

Re: Step 1

Hello, I'm currently in a treatment program and we have a weekly homework assignment I was looking for some help with. We have to ask 3 people in A.A. a question regarding one of the 12 steps. My question this week is "How did you approach/work step 1?" Thanks for your help! I think you might have ...
by D'oh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Modem Step 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4146

Re: Modem Step 4

I didn't want to leave this laying around. I wanted to get it read to my sponsor ASAP! I was powerless and insane and willing to turn it all over. I was ready to have my HP take it all from me root and branch! You just Must be Willing to have them removed. I find that Some Stay. For reasons beyond ...
by D'oh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Modem Step 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4146

Re: Modem Step 4

I am Resentful At. The Cause Affects My. Fears Sex Relations (Where did I cause Harms?) Weather Type or Pen, if these get out is all that matters. "This Inventory is Our's, not the Other Persons. The main purpose is to get it out for the other person. The Cause and Affects can bring out different a ...
by D'oh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?
Replies: 19
Views: 3273

Re: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?

How do they put it? "Religion is for those who want to stay out of Hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there."
by D'oh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 65
Views: 11465

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

I am somewhat hesitant to jump in here but, reading through the thread it strikes me that one of the big differences between alcoholics and those addicted to other substances may be the fact that we very often won’t have shared experience. Because of the nature of the different substances and the, ...
by D'oh
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?
Replies: 19
Views: 3273

Re: People Who Were Already Christians Before Becoming Alcoholics?

Alcoholism, doesn't discriminate. Anyone can succumb to the Illness.
by D'oh
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 65
Views: 11465

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

THIS IS A CLOSED MEETING OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. In support of A.A.'s singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to att...
by D'oh
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 65
Views: 11465

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

But some day, most of these people will want to get off that other drug and have a very difficult time. I don't think they really need a higher power when going on medically assisted treatment. But they Do Need a Higher Power, to Get the 12 Steps. Call it "Postponing" but treating Addiction with a ...
by D'oh
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Need help immediately. Don't know what to do
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: Need help immediately. Don't know what to do

Welcome to the Forum. First off, we have all been there, and survived. There is a Way Out, if you are truly Licked. Pick up a New Paper, there will be a AA Advertising of Meeting and Phone Numbers. Call it, or Go to a Meeting. It seems like We have to get to this Hopeless place, before We get it, an...
by D'oh
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Sobriety and the Dentist
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Sobriety and the Dentist

Fear Knocked at the Door, Faith answered. No one was there.

Bring it up with your Dentist. Work out an answer, have Faith the answer will work out.
by D'oh
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Anonymity

Let us see what the long form of the 11th and 12th Traditions can give us in understanding Anonymity and the Principles we ought live by. 11. -- Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity. We think A. A. ought to avoid sensational advertising. Our names and ...
by D'oh
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 24
Views: 4223

Re: New bad habits

I worked 3 Jobs, Took up Smoking (smoking was allowed in the rooms back then) Coffee and Candy Fetishes.

I had to stay out of my Head for awhile to get "It".

You'll be fine Evan. Just hang in there!
by D'oh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 2854

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

We have what is called "Commitment Group" which goes through the first 164 pages of the BB as a Group. As fast as the slowest member. Each Member has to Commit to each Step's completion before carrying on to the next Step. Each Member Commits to Attend (barring Calamity) to every Meeting. They start...
by D'oh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fear
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Fear

This time back (I was sober and in the Program Many Years and forgot Who I was) I found the 3rd Step (with a Member's help) fairly quickly. The 3rd Step being, that "All of my Yesterdays, have just brought me to Here, Today." Even though My second "Bottom" was much deeper Jobless, nearly Family and ...