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by beginningagain7
Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:17 am
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: The ...."blue card"
Replies: 21
Views: 17338

Re: The ...."blue card"

Hi Curt,<P>Yes Curt there are towns that do not have NA. I lived in one. Our group had a group conscious on the subject and decided that we should allow them to come to our meetings. This decision to get us in dutch with the district but we thought of the wefare of the drug addict was at risk. Also ...
by beginningagain7
Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 24 hour book
Replies: 15
Views: 7298

Re: 24 hour book

Hi Laureen,<P>We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more that one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages prove so convincing that no...
by beginningagain7
Sat Nov 24, 2001 7:16 pm
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: The ...."blue card"
Replies: 21
Views: 17338

Re: The ...."blue card"

In small towns this is a problem. I use to live in a small town in New Mexico and we did have a problem in what to do about persons with drug problems. Members in this group were small in number. But every now someone would come in that drugs was his main problem. At one time we had a person come in...
by beginningagain7
Mon Nov 19, 2001 7:56 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: The Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 7323

Re: The Holidays

Good choice hellers. Sometimes it is our loved ones that cause trouble when we are trying to staighten out our lives. You have a supportive husband which is good for what you are doing. When holidays come it is best to attend meetings when you are new. <P>Things will get better even if they don't fe...
by beginningagain7
Mon Nov 19, 2001 7:43 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: STEP 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3278

Re: STEP 1

Not silly at all. That's what us alcoholics do sit on the pity pot and feel sorry for ourselves.<P>No one like to admit they are an alcoholic I know I didn't. I could get off the pity pot and do something or feel sorry for myself. One day I looked in the mirror and didn't like what I saw and decided...
by beginningagain7
Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:03 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: STEP 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3278

Re: STEP 1

Why wait? It is easier to stop now than later. I found out the hard way. I found out that control drinking does NOT WORK. <P>Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink as that of an individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking. He gets a thrill out of skipping ...
by beginningagain7
Mon Nov 19, 2001 10:45 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: unmanageable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: unmanageable?

We can see what happens to us when we drink and the problems that it causes but it is hard to figure out why life is unmanageable. First thing to at is our character defects. I know when I drank I made some very bad choices in life that have caused me problems at home and in money handleing. Now tha...
by beginningagain7
Mon Nov 19, 2001 10:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: At the end of my rope
Replies: 6
Views: 3259

Re: At the end of my rope

You said that your mother was a recovering alcoholic she would be a good person to talk to and to find out why she decided to quit drinking. Both of you probably have same issues to deal with. Some resentments are problably there to. For me I had to let pride go and go to AA meetings. I also started...
by beginningagain7
Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: I need Help

No it wouldn't be the wrong thing to do. It problably be the right thing to do. Lot of people are in the same boat you are in they to do not know if they are an alcoholic and some are not. But to really find out and determine for yourself go to an open meeting and just listen. There will probably be...
by beginningagain7
Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:37 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Following Direction
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Re: Following Direction

At the hospital I was separated from alcohol for the last time. Treatment seemed wise, for I showed signs of delirium tremens.<P>There I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the fi...
by beginningagain7
Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:15 am
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: The Family Back Home
Replies: 8
Views: 7122

Re: The Family Back Home

Dear Jean,<P>Getting hypersensitive about something that you do not know how people are going to act is normal. But for an alcoholic it can become a problem with our sobiety. And it is the reason that I like the serenity prayer. At meetings they only use part of the prayer. The full text is really n...
by beginningagain7
Wed Nov 07, 2001 12:15 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: resentments
Replies: 13
Views: 7737

Re: resentments

At least you are making a right choice by first going to prayer. Resentments will always be around it is how we deal with them that is important. We have to remember the only person that we can change is ourselves not our loved one or friends. I to have some resentments against the person I live wit...