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by beginningagain7
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Newbie, quitting again.
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Re: Newbie, quitting again.

Sometimes it takes several tries until you get the picture that you just can not take that first drink. Hopefully this last experience has shown you that. So go back and redo the Steps in a different approach. I have said that thinking is bad for my health. Which was when I stated to think that hey ...
by beginningagain7
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Non religious?
Replies: 20
Views: 9508

Re: Non religious?

Do you want your life to go in a Good Orderly Direction? Or do you want your life going here and there and ending up nowhere? So being non religious God for you would mean "Good Orderly Direction". And that's what the steps are about, getting your life in a orderly direction. Step One: "We admitted ...
by beginningagain7
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Can't remember doing this before!
Replies: 9
Views: 4624

Re: Can't remember doing this before!

Your story sounds like the car commercial that shows a man trying to get into his car, just to find out it wasn't his car. =biggrin When my wife was able to drive she most of the time couldn't remember where she parked. To bad because of the car we have now has a button that you can push and it will...
by beginningagain7
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Why am I so F*** afraid to get well than to stay sober?
Replies: 8
Views: 6343

Re: Why am I so F*** afraid to get well than to stay sober?

Fear for a alcoholic is simply this: False, Evidence, Appearing, Real. We fear that when we quit drinking that we will not have fun. Not true you can have fun and the best part is that you will remember it, and will have no hangover. We fear that we can not function. False we can function in society...
by beginningagain7
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm sorry to say
Replies: 13
Views: 5781

Re: I'm sorry to say

We, of alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem. We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic,...
by beginningagain7
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why am I the nail right now
Replies: 10
Views: 6235

Re: Why am I the nail right now

Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically...
by beginningagain7
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Where are the educated alcoholics?
Replies: 28
Views: 9623

Re: Where are the educated alcoholics?

They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of the worst items in stock. They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves. But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary until they to...
by beginningagain7
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What's the point. I can't keep doing this.
Replies: 12
Views: 5927

Re: What's the point. I can't keep doing this.

The only thing that I can say because it worked for me and some others that I know. Is to drink Orange juice, eat turkey, and eat a chocolate candy par or anything with chocolate. It helps to keep the cravings down. Might or might not work for you but at least give it a chance.
by beginningagain7
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What's the point of doing a 90 And 90?
Replies: 11
Views: 4664

Re: What's the point of doing a 90 And 90?

It really is a suggestion not written in stone. It basically a way for a newcomer to get comfortable in going to meetings and working on their recovery. It helps to find a sponsor that a person would feel comfortable with and a good way of learning the program. You have to remember that alcohol is c...
by beginningagain7
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alice finally leaves wonderland
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

Re: Alice finally leaves wonderland

How It Works Rarely have we seen a person fail who has throughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to his simple program, usually men and women who are contitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unf...
by beginningagain7
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 3.... Exhaustion
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Re: Day 3.... Exhaustion

May I suggest that you just take one day at a time. It has worked for me and still does today. My wife gets upset when she asks me what are we going to do tomorrow. And I keep saying that today isn't over with. Figure that out when it gets here. Doesn't mean we don't make plans ahead. We do. But for...
by beginningagain7
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How do I start...
Replies: 16
Views: 8392

Re: How do I start...

How to you start? Well the first thing is that you need to look in the mirror and see if you like what you see. I am not talking about you physical looks but what you see inside your self. Are you happy, content, have peace, serenity. Or are you not satisfied with life and how it isn't treating you....
by beginningagain7
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4...dyslexic
Replies: 7
Views: 5602

Re: Step 4...dyslexic

Step Five "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Since you suffer from dyslexic you could do Step 4 and Step 5. By combining them you will be doing two steps at once. So by doing Step 5 when you admit to another human being the exact nature of you...
by beginningagain7
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello, familiar story and question
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

Re: Hello, familiar story and question

I would suggest that you find a sponsor, we have temp sponsor venue here which you are able to use. When also have chat meetings that you can go to. Isolating yourself in not really going to help you to recovery. You should stop putting yourself down or think that people are thinking bad stuff with ...
by beginningagain7
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Break-Up
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Re: Break-Up

We have a saying, "This to will pass." Relationship are a touchy subject when one person decides to quit drinking. The other person doesn't understand why the sudden change. They are use to the way you were when you were drinking. So they get concerned if they will like the new person that comes wit...