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by Joe H
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dr. Bobs story:
Replies: 33
Views: 8992

Today as a friend of mine puts it, AA is CHOCK-A-Block full of Hard-Drunks, who don't even have to be there. But AA in the name of raising the awareness have let people with just "a desire to stop drinking" into the fellowship. For them they don't really have to work the steps. As a real-alcoholic,...
by Joe H
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Insurmountable Burdens
Replies: 11
Views: 5124

Thank you for opening the discussion, Mike.

For me, one of the greatest promices in the Big Book is at the bottom of page 42...

"Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems."
by Joe H
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dr. Bobs story:
Replies: 33
Views: 8992

[quote="martin08"] I cringe when I hear members of many years get caught in the self-pitying loop of stating the reasons why they should be drinking but don't. It really doesn't express any hope to the newcomer that life is any better dry. I was a meeting maker for my first six months. Fighting the ...
by Joe H
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dr. Bobs story:
Replies: 33
Views: 8992

Thanks for sharing, Avaneesh One of the great things about A.A. is that in a room full of drunks there are very few times that two of us are exactly the same. We are many and varied but united in the desire not to drink. The beauty of the program is that being and varied we can all attain sobriety w...
by Joe H
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Insurmountable Burdens
Replies: 11
Views: 5124

Re: Insurmountable Burdens

Simple everyday situations can take on almost insufferably huge proportions - causing immense stress, taking away my peace, and sometimes, I feel, pushing me towards that first drink. Do others have this problem of blowing things out of all proportion like this? I am new here so I hope there is no ...
by Joe H
Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

another stones song--- Could it be that I have found you? I have looked a long time...are you the girl with the far-away eyes? LOL just kidding Thank you for the welcome. I spent most of my life as an over the road tractor trailer driver and from the time I was a little kid loved music, all kinds o...
by Joe H
Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Re: New comer

Hi, I am Ken known as KB on line. I relate to you very well. I know what it feels like to walk into a meeting drunk. I also know what it is like to spend half my life in prison. I have been sober 7 months fellowship works. Just listening works for me. I don't want a drink today. Good luck to you Th...
by Joe H
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Tinctures
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Tinctures

What do alkies do about taking tinctures? Is it a no-no and what are the alternatives? Happy New Year, Tas I cannot answer for anyone but myself and I have no problem with tinctures, I would never drink one. The principle ingredient is a distilled or fermented source. Today, I have a desire not to ...
by Joe H
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 5 - What to Expect?
Replies: 21
Views: 5397

I am not sure what I am but I am sure that I dont want to drink or be drunk anymore xxx It sounds to me like you are on your way to a new way of life. I like your attitude it reminds me of how desperate I was early in sobriety. The beauty of recovery for me is it is a journey and not a destination....
by Joe H
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand? LOL don't I know that one!!! Thankfully, I addressed that resentment when I identified it and what it was caused by in my 4th Step. Then I discovered in my 5th Step that that cause led me to doing a wrong (and here I thought I was the one who was...
by Joe H
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Thank you, Blue Moon

I am grateful to be able to be here.
by Joe H
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

please allow me to introduce myself...

...Im a man of wealth and taste... NOT...lol...one of those little quirks when I introduce myself that some how the Stones Sympathy For The Devil Is Playing in the background. Greetings my friends, I am Joe and I am an Alcoholic. I have posted to a couple of threads but something did not seem right...
by Joe H
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Changes in the Big Book
Replies: 12
Views: 7758

Well, since the thread was bumped, I might as well try to add something that's actualy relevant to the original subject. The first 164 pages used to be longer. 179 pages in fact. In the first edition of the Big Book, the Dr's Opinion started page 1, not XXV. This change first appeared in the second...
by Joe H
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Rec'd Gift certificate from sponsoree mother-not comfortable
Replies: 8
Views: 4486

Re: Rec'd Gift certificate from sponsoree mother-not comfort

I don't feel comfortable accepting this and need to send it back to her but do not know what words to use when I do send it back. I know I am sending it back as I feel she is buying my friendship for her son. What a beautiful gesture on her part! This terrible disease affects those we love and they...
by Joe H
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Excited and Terrified
Replies: 13
Views: 6296

Re: Excited and Terrified

Anyways, back to my original point. I'm excited that God is running the show and that life could take me anywhere but I'm scared out of my mind at the same time because a part of me doesn't think god is going to provide for me. A part of me wants to ENSURE that everything turns out perfect. Greetin...