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by Jojo2
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How can I be so good at this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: How can I be so good at this?

I am still drinking, but would like to quit. However, for the first time I realize that I cannot stop "by myself, any time I want" I need help and I want to quit. Because, like you said... I am "too good". Welcome to e-AA. The programme of AA is a series of Steps, twelve in total, which help us ove...
by Jojo2
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Re: First sponsor but not going well

Ive terminated the arrangement and kept it short and polite. Right now things are awkward at meetings as she’s not really speaking to me and behaving very off. But to me, that only confirms I’ve made the right decision. The last thing you need when you join AA is getting a bunch of sponsorship issu...
by Jojo2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 58
Views: 2916

Re: God/Higher Power

For those of you who have been sober for a while, in looking back over your sobriety, how much of your sobriety do you attribute to a belief in a Higher Power/God? The word "God" was frightening to me when I first saw it associated with A.A.'s Twelve Steps. Having tried all the means I could to sto...
by Jojo2
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Re: First sponsor but not going well

Thank you all for your advice. A temporary sponsor would be great if that is an option on here please. The e-AA Group offers a Temporary Sponsor Facility. To request a temporary sponsor to get you started with the AA programme, please complete our form here: http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php De...
by Jojo2
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Re: First sponsor but not going well

Hi everyone, This is my first post on here. I’m 5months sober. I’ve been awake all night worrying about my sponsorship situation and this is the second time this has happen over the last months. I’ve been told I’m not getting to enough meetings on countless occasions and that it needs discussing, t...
by Jojo2
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First Time Here
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: First Time Here

Hey guys and gals my name is Chandler, i'm 25, and I have recently come to terms with the fact that I am an alcoholic. I just made excuses in the past but it is starting to become more than "just having some drinks". It started as just beer at night and turned into liquor throughout the day. I have...
by Jojo2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: Struggling

Hi all. I’ve lurked on this forum for a while. I relapsed and drank again recently and I’ve got a day and a half sober. My mind keeps twisting on me. Telling me to drink even though I know it won’t be fun or any different than what it has been. I can make it a couple days and then I can’t fight my ...
by Jojo2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

I've just gotten my sponsor last night and got that set up. I'm looking into meetings tonight to see if any are available at a reasonable time based on my work schedule. Basically ASAP. I believe there is a noon meeting I can hit tomorrow, which I'll definitely attend. My car accident opened my eye...
by Jojo2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

Thank you to all for replying! I appreciate it. I've been wrapped up in work, hence the late reply. Working at a recovery center left me with a lot of supportive co-workers. I fell into a state of boredom, loneliness, and felt I could drink "normally" since I was able to control it for a short peri...
by Jojo2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Globe Trudgers
Topic: PHILIPPINES : BOHOL : PANGLAO : MEETINGS
Replies: 20
Views: 20736

Re: PHILIPPINES : BOHOL : PANGLAO : MEETINGS

Hi I am in Panglao and wondering if there are any meetings? boholaa dotcom I found a contact address and the following information about Panglao. I thnk the regular meeting to which they refer, is at Bohol, but it's worth sending an email to whatever address one can find. You never know what option...
by Jojo2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

Good Evening, I went to rehab and maintained sobriety from both alcohol and my other DOC for quite some time. I then decided to have the occasional drink. Big mistake. Welcome and thank you for reaching out, Stephen. I am glad you are here. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop...
by Jojo2
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: First post
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: First post

I just found this A A site and it sure reminds me of how desperate I felt when I attended my first A A meeting in the year 1975. I sat in the meeting shaking and sweating severely.The only thought I had was DOES THIS AA WORK. lt took a lot of hard knocks and remembering that the members said always...
by Jojo2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Boredom

It has been 60 days. Now, I am bored. I have a great job, a supportive husband, great friends - yet I am still bored and feeling lost. I am not angry or upset, just confused. Welcome ! I think the previous post nails this quite comprehensively. From experience, I remember immersing myself in so man...
by Jojo2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 63
Views: 6109

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

When an alcoholic attends an AA meeting they need to be able to identify with other alcoholics – that’s the foundation of how AA began – with Bill talking to Bob. They need to be able to listen and think “That’s me. That’s me. I’m the same as that person” which then leads to the connection that the...
by Jojo2
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 63
Views: 6109

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Hi, I'm new on here. I have also jointly started a soley Traditions meeting which is incredible and wonderful and have come to realise that I am not anti addicts, Im just Pro AA! Welcome Jen. Always good to hear about Traditions meetings and workshops. I was fortunate when new to have a Big Book an...