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by Layne
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First post
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: First post

Thanks for the update BIGBADDAD. Making an honest inventory is not always easy, but well worth the effort, as it can point us to things we can work on and change in order to reap rewards in the new and better life that we are building. The rewards far exceed the pain of the process. The rewards are ...
by Layne
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ok to step out of a service commitment?
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Ok to step out of a service commitment?

Nor do i agree that members of the group werent given a heads up to participate and let thier voice be heard regarding this decision.
Does your home group have business meetings and are they announced ahead of time?
by Layne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 60
Views: 5609

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

My point EXACTLY!
Oh I get it alright.
by Layne
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 60
Views: 5609

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

I haven't taken herion yet -- does that somehow mean I'm not a drunk?
I haven't taken heroin yet, but because I am an alcoholic, I have little doubt how it would turn out if I did. :~)
by Layne
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 60
Views: 5609

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Like the person who thinks, there should be ramifications (bodily withdrawals) when they stop and therefore not alcoholic. I know its dumb but thats how the alcoholic mind thinks It is your prerogative what you call that line of thinking of the alcoholic, but a bit more tact wouldn't hurt. Your cho...
by Layne
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Do all alcoholics have to experience withdrawal symptons?
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Do all alcoholics have to experience withdrawal symptons?

Hi Kay, welcome! If you want to stop drinking, then you are in the right place. If alcohol is causing problems in your life, then you are in the right place. There are stages to alcoholism. Not all alcoholics experience acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome can occur i...
by Layne
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Help Me Respond to Someone Who Wants To Amend
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Help Me Respond to Someone Who Wants To Amend

Go into process with an open mind. Respond from your heart. Speak your truth, but try to avoid extremes of sugarcoating or scorched earth. If you are not interested in mending damage done to your relationship with her, then say so. If you need more time before moving forward at mending your relation...
by Layne
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

I am not going to allow personalities to keep me away from AA The personality that causes me the most difficulty is my own. My head can tell me lots of things that have a slightly off skew slant to them due to the way my personality processes input. What I perceive as reality is merely my head's ve...
by Layne
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 24
Views: 2315

Re: New bad habits

Sorry, I don't want to cause any resentments :) Just asking a simple question. No resentments here, quite the opposite. That is the tricky part about sharing electronically, no body language or voice inflections to pick up on. I will possibly reply with more later but I have to run for now because ...
by Layne
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First post
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: First post

proud of her for testing me and proud I didn't drink This speaks volumes for both you and you wife. Kudos to you both! And you are right that it takes a while. I didn't become a full blown alcoholic overnight and my recovery didn't happen overnight... go figure! . The good news is that I have the r...
by Layne
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 24
Views: 2315

Re: New bad habits

Doesn't this also validate that nicotine is indeed a mind altering drug? If it does...what then? Doesn't really impact my recovery in a positive manner either way, so pondering it is not a good use of my time. Not only that but the word "drug" is a semantical rabbit hole that I choose not to go dow...
by Layne
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 24
Views: 2315

Re: New bad habits

Has anyone else experienced re emerging bad habits following stopping drinking? Prior to working the 12 steps, oh yeah! I was still hard wired for bad habits. Working the 12 steps changed my thinking processes. With the change in thinking, I was able to start dropping bad habits by the wayside and ...
by Layne
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Anonymity

There is this from page 264 of DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers Warren recalled, “He [Dr. Bob] said there were two ways to break the anonymity Tradition: (1) by giving your name at the public level of press or radio; (2) by being so anonymous that you can’t be reached by other drunks.”
by Layne
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

My view on sponsors runs along the same line of thinking as you, but that is neither here nor there as far as how other people view sponsors and how things should be. The workshop idea will encounter resistance and it will encounter support.Opinions will be plentiful. In my experience with workshops...
by Layne
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New bad habits
Replies: 24
Views: 2315

Re: New bad habits

Bad habits are the result of thought processes. For me, just stopping my drinking, didn't really change my thought processes all that much. Actions had been changed, but not much else. Working the 12 steps had a much more profound impact on my thought processes. They gave me a far greater understand...