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by D'oh
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How To Know?
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: How To Know?

The easiest that I have heard it explained and regardless of When, Where, How Much, or How Often you drink. And this has to be determined by the individual. An Alcoholic from a Heavy Drinker is defined by #1 If when one drinks, they don't control the drink, the drink controls them. "I'll just have o...
by D'oh
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: I'm afraid of my newly found joy & happiness!
Replies: 17
Views: 17643

Re: I'm afraid of my newly found joy & happiness!

We used to call that "The Pink Cloud Effect" and people would be afraid of loosing the feeling.

But not to worry, it is a gift to you, and to keep it all you have to do is give it away. Our primary purpose.

Enjoy! as Stimpy says "Happy, happy, joy, joy"
by D'oh
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 9 months as of today...9-26-15
Replies: 10
Views: 7619

Re: 9 months as of today...9-26-15

Congrats.
by D'oh
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Considering Eliminating AA Meetings . . . Thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 29440

Re: Considering Eliminating AA Meetings . . . Thoughts?

You WILL relapse! God doesn't use a phone! If he did it would be like this ME: Hello GOD: This is God Me: Yea right, if you are god what am I wearing? God: undies and a house coat Me: Sorry they are boxers Click BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ It is a selfish Program, if 1 meeting didn't work ...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fear
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

Re: Fear

I am working on my 4th step. My sponsor actually wants me to do an extensive fears inventory, I've done the first column, that was easy. I'm going to ask for guidance on how to do the rest. This is some good guidance right here. Notice that the word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties wi...
by D'oh
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 11/Meditation
Replies: 25
Views: 24477

Re: Step 11/Meditation

Yep. Page 83-86 at night and 86-88 on awakening.
by D'oh
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Six months sober and never felt worse...
Replies: 11
Views: 4190

Re: Six months sober and never felt worse...

I just feel like I'd want to be ANYTHING but an alcoholic. Any advice? Congrats on the 6 month mark! First off I never woke up wanting to be an alcoholic, but it happened. Even before I drank. (5% alcohol, 95% isms) And every day since accepting that fact, I see a reason to be grateful that there i...
by D'oh
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Too young??
Replies: 8
Views: 10674

Re: Too young??

I was 21 when I came in, THE FIRST TIME. I remember the 1st step in the 12&12 stating that "Young People scarcely more than Potential Alcoholics" "They were spared the last 10 or 20 years of hell the rest of us went through." Well I can tell you it gets worse not better if you go back drinking Start...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Myths of sponsorship for the superstitious
Replies: 69
Views: 60119

Re: Myths of sponsorship for the superstitious

Good Luck "From the Heart"

So is God on your Speed Dial, or does he/she have your number?

Easier Softer Ways.
by D'oh
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Suggested??
Replies: 70
Views: 28430

Re: Suggested??

Yes it is stated in the Big Book that the program is a "suggestion only". But that is in the last chapter of the first 164 pages. I believe there is a reason for that. First one has to read the first 164 pages, then come to their and their sponsors decision if there is an easier and softer way out. ...
by D'oh
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Opinion Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 6747

Re: Opinion Needed

Yes "the only requirement .... Stop Drinking"

And I have yet to see a person who "Honestly practices these principal in all of our affairs" the using will also end.
by D'oh
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Opinion Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 6747

Re: Opinion Needed

Yes "the only requirement .... Stop Drinking"

And I have yet to see a person who "Honestly practices these principal in all of our affairs" the using will also end.
by D'oh
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Struggling sponsee
Replies: 15
Views: 12029

Re: Struggling sponsee

^^^^^^^ That Reply!

If he slipped or not will come out in time. And it means little if he gets back into the program. "it maybe worth a bad case of the jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition" page 32
by D'oh
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the rooms
Replies: 76
Views: 87512

Re: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the r

A fellow I sponsored would say "I have to hang with sober alcoholics because if God called me on the phone right now, I would hang up"
by D'oh
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Now addicted to sugar!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6148

Re: Now addicted to sugar!!

It may sound different, but here it goes.

When I first sobered up I was told that sweets help with cravings for alcohol so this may pass when you get over the cravings. One of the promises.