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by Jojo2
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

Before AA came on the scene, there was a group called the Washingtonians, along with the Oxford group, who I think both tried to guide people on spiritual living. The reason the Washingtonians are more extinct than the Dodo is that they forgot their primary purpose: identification with, and recover...
by Jojo2
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

I Don't know who decided to call it the big book Why We Call It The Big Book They were told by the printers that the book would probably be only about four hundred pages when printed. That seemed a bit skimpy. They wanted to sell the book for $3.50 per copy. That was a very large sum in those days;...
by Jojo2
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One Week Sober Today!
Replies: 29
Views: 4942

Re: One Week Sober Today!

30 days sober today ! :D I was not only an alcoholic but hooked to prescription pills as well. 30 days feels good but I know I’m still in the early stages and have a long ways to go. A lovely milestone. Well done. We also provide a temporary sponsor facility to help you get started on the Programme...
by Jojo2
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The great obsession of every abnormal drinker
Replies: 26
Views: 3873

Re: The great obsession of every abnormal drinker

Thanks for that quote ! I’m gonna keep a screen shot of it to help me when I feel like drinking . I as well am an all or nothing drinker . There is no such thing as just one drink for me as I’m incapable of having one and stopping . Sounds as though you are in the right place. One drink is too many...
by Jojo2
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

In an earlier post ... Jojo2 posted the following: "Our basic text, the Big Book, tells The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism ." Who said the BB was our basic text? Who has that authority? One would think that with the Traditions as our guide, no one has th...
by Jojo2
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Second opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Second opinion

"I'm with you like always. And what I want you to do is LET GO." I think about this for a moment. Then I look up again and ask, "Is there anyone else up there?" (My version of an old-time AA joke). Don't forget to laugh, Cindyinthe6 =geek That made me smile. It reminded me of the following ~ A man ...
by Jojo2
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Rehab - Inpatient Residental Program Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Rehab - Inpatient Residental Program Recommendations

Hi All, I am looking into going to an inpatient program. If you have been can you provide some feedback?? OR Can you provide facility recommendations?? I live in Boston, MA but open to various locations. Best BP Welcome boston2020 Apologies in advance for the length of this. Hopefully, you will exp...
by Jojo2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: What now?

Thank you for the responses. Especially important to me at this Moment are the ones regarding having a spouse that drinks. My bored mind has found energy into worrying about resenting my partner for continuing to drink. It’s not his fault I’m an alcoholic. And it’s not his fault he isn’t an alcohol...
by Jojo2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Online meetings any good for a noob?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Online meetings any good for a noob?

Do online meetings do the job like the physical ones, or are they not as good? Virtual Meetings, Email, Phone, Social Media allow Message of Recovery to Carry On — “ONE DAY AT A TIME” By attending digital meetings, group members can focus on A.A.’s primary purpose: to carry its message of recovery ...
by Jojo2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Online meetings any good for a noob?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Online meetings any good for a noob?

Newish to this. Known for a while I need to be sober but I drank 2 bottles of wine last night and ruined (was sick on) something really special. Woke up at 6, spent the last hour sorting it out and looking on this forum. Decided to go to meetings in March and was working up the courage to go when a...
by Jojo2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Hi

How do i do counseling on the program? Welcome Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. • The only requirement for membership is a desire t...
by Jojo2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: What now?

I am eight days sober. That feels like a monumental accomplishment to me. Last night for the first time in a couple days I found myself bored, anxious, and thinking “ok, now what?” Even with as busy as my life is with working full time with a family including a 7 month old at home, I found myself b...
by Jojo2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alternatives to Face to Face / Coronavirus Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Alternatives to Face to Face / Coronavirus Updates

All updates from GSO can be found on the official sites below. The following approved link may also be helpful for our Intergroup Online Directory of Meetings:    http://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php   Visit www.aa.org for information about A.A.Options for meetings online:  Updates on Coronav...
by Jojo2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?

Wow! It is amazing, the Newcomers, finding AA anyway possible in Today's circumstances. Great Job People! AA is here, and Face to Face Meetings will happen again. The Fellowship is Amazing in F2F Meetings, but the Word is the same Online. \ Keep Coming Back, It WILL get better. Absolutely ! The Tem...
by Jojo2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Day 2, looking for a female sponsor?

I am a female who sponsors! We are currently very much in need of more female sponsors. Please contact me if you are interested in service with e-AA 12th_Step_coordinator@e-aa.org We encourage individuals in need of a sponsor to use the facility we provide here at the e-AA Group by completing the f...