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Aryaphoenix
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I am an alcoholic. I needed to say it out loud and admit it. I abuse alcohol.
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Brock
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Aryaphoenix wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:56 pm I am an alcoholic. I needed to say it out loud and admit it. I abuse alcohol.

Welcome here Aryaphoenix.

That’s the first step in AA, we admit we are alcoholic, followed by admitting our lives have become unmanageable. Usually we admit that after we try to stop drinking and fail, or we stay away from booze but are unhappy as hell about it, this unhappiness leads us back to drink. I will put up links to some literature, maybe you can have a read, please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments, having new folks here and trying to help is something we enjoy.

Is A.A. For You – 12 Questions.
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/is-aa-for ... can-answer

A Brief Guide To AA.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/p-42_abriefguidetoaa.pdf

Three Chapters From The Big Book-

1.The Doctors Opinion.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbo ... pinion.pdf

2.There Is A Solution.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_chapt2.pdf

3.More About Alcoholism.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_chapt3.pdf

A.A. Meeting Finder.
A.A. Near You.
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources
"Good morning, this is your Higher Power speaking. I will not be needing your help today."
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TWO important moments - Step 1, page 30 of the Big Book.
We learned that we had to FULLY CONCEDE to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.
And page 84 - Step 11
Love and tolerance is our code. And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone even alcohol . For by this time sanity will have returned.
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB
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