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by johnd
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?
Replies: 26
Views: 20872

Re: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?

Hey Duke, Just a side note that I experienced, I recently decided to attend a BB Step Study group that will only allow you to share on the reading as long as you have gone through their process of having a BB sponsor from that group. It was like the beginning but, I had to bite my tongue as the rule...
by johnd
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Scared to Death
Replies: 12
Views: 3010

Re: Scared to Death

Welcome determined and tracyh. determined I know about car crashes while under the influence. I had at least 4 that I know of one in which I got caught... I also want to mention that it isn't the amount you drink it's what happens when you drink. I for one drank for the effect but unfortunately it e...
by johnd
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?
Replies: 26
Views: 20872

Re: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?

Hi tyg, It is a great post. I really had several sponsors informally but the one I had formally was the one who guided and directed me on this path of sobriety. He always talked about the "Joy of Living".. He walked and talked this program and if he didn't have an answer for me he would suggest who ...
by johnd
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 3053

Re: New to recovery

Hi James and Welcome, Glad you have an open mind about your road to recovery, I just wanted to chime in. I understand that newness of sobriety still trying to see if you fit in so to speak. Well, I fell into the trap of comparing myself to the other alcoholics as opposed to identifying with them. Yo...
by johnd
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 year sober
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Re: 1 year sober

Congratulations, Glad you are here too. First year is quite an accomplishment. Now the road becomes more clearer and hopefully less rigid for you. Keep Coming We Need You...... John D.
by johnd
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: It was 29 years ago today.
Replies: 11
Views: 10281

It was 29 years ago today.

It was 29 years ago today that I wanted the insanity to stop. I had no idea what was going to happen . What life was going to be without alcohol. I had quite a bit of odds against me, being in a environment where active drinking was still going on. Family and friends had heard me say I quit more tha...
by johnd
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 20
Views: 11829

Re: Anger

Hello mylo Welcome, First off give yourself a break. I am betting that the anger you must be having is out of frustration more so than resentment. Alcoholics can sure beat themselves up more so than a prize fighter can :lol: If you are anything like I had been I understand. I was angry at lots of th...
by johnd
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alcoholic at 22 years old
Replies: 23
Views: 7093

Re: Alcoholic at 22 years old

Hi Mike, I understand exactly where you are... At 22 I was just beginning my troubles with alcohol. I had my first drink at the age of 10.. maybe even younger but it doesn't matter.. The last thing amongst my friends and peers is that I wanted to admit there was a problem, Most of them including a h...
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Exhausted.
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Exhausted.

Hello Sober12345, You don't have to go to the package store ,, You start today right now if you want to.. the choice is yours. Drive to an AA meeting instead or go out and get a pint of ice cream that usually works on the craving. You already made the 1st step by admitting you may have a problem... ...
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Exhausted.
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Exhausted.

Well hello ready I hope the name has the motivation needed to acquire the sober life you yearn for. My name is John. I will be sober 29 years this week coming up.. I have to tell you there are a few suggestions to help you in becoming liberated from your ill feelings.. I do recommend that you do att...
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 3 years sober!
Replies: 9
Views: 10464

Re: 3 years sober!

SOOOO Happy you did it Hanna... You helped me so much in all your shares... Thank you for being here.
John D.
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 41 years
Replies: 16
Views: 14874

Re: 41 years

AWESOME!!!! Job Well Done........ Keep it up we still need you.. John D.
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 year today
Replies: 27
Views: 13515

Re: 1 year today

The Journey continues on Niagara, You are doing a great job... Sorry I am sending you a belated Conrats... I want you to know that it is a major feat to get that !st year... So again Congratulations.. John D.
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 6 years Thanks to YOU!
Replies: 17
Views: 11203

Re: 6 years Thanks to YOU!

AWESOME!! Paige ,
Apologize for the belated post... But I am so proud of you. I watched you grow on this site. I appreciate your service as well. Keep up the good work....... John D.
by johnd
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 30 Years 8/8/85
Replies: 12
Views: 4472

Re: 30 Years 8/8/85

Congratulations Spirit Flower,
So Glad you are here with us sharing all your E,S,& H.... May many more years of sobriety continue...
John D.