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Lisa Hazell

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By the grace of God, 6 years sober today, one day at a time :)
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Thank you all xx
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Tom Beck

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BB Into Action, p.73

"He is under constant fear and tension -- that makes for more drinking."
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Last night I chaired my second meeting and it went very well. The speaker I chose was fantastic. I had never heard his story before, but from talking with him for the past few months I could tell that he would really bring it.

It was a good feeling knowing that everyone in the room enjoyed the evening. I have never been someone to take a compliment, and after the meeting I got several.

For just over two decades I drowned all my emotions with alcohol. Not knowing real happiness, sadness, etc.. After I got home I laid down in my bed taking in the night. For the first time in nearly eight months I felt things I didn't know I could feel, and I don't know why but tears rolled down my face even though I wasn't sad.

Compliments..who knew.
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+David Cummins that is a good way to look at it, and very true.
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Hello all... well I'm here.. I can't tell my family or friends about my problems because I'll be judged. Talking to random strangers I have always had better experiences with.

I'm only 23 but I get loaded every night off of beer and/or whiskey. I am honestly not sure if it is just my age or if I actually have an addiction.. old overholt being my favorite straight rye whiskey, I feel the need to drink after work every night. I kept my name private because.. I'm embarrassed about this.. 
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Hi there, sounds like you are in the right place. Most of my family don't know I'm in AA either because they are very judgemental, so I know where you are coming from. If you feel embarrassed you are amongst friends here & if you go to meetings, you will eventually hear someone else tell your story. Just remember one day at a time or an hour at a time, stay off the booze. Good luck!! :)

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Tom Beck

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How do I stay Spiritually Fit???


Hint: it's in Bills Story. 
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Tom Beck

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What is a Spiritual Experience and how do I have one?
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Bill discribes in "Bill's Story" his hospital experience where he calls out to his God for assistance and is, in a way, teleported to a mountain top where he experiences a sense of peace and light and a wind of spirit. This experience arose within his perception of consciousness. For Bill he was on a spiritual mountain top. Such experiences are many and known in various forms in various religions and spiritual pathways. The Big Book also states that not all AA's have such experiences that some, let's say, grow into spiritual awareness or awakening. That your going to become a perfect person due to them is perhaps a stretch but they will certainly change your way of thinking about what is real and what life is actually all about and in this way transform you. Let's just say they can wake you up. :)

Before Enlightenment we chop wood and carry water.
After Enlightenment we chop wood and carry water.
~ Zen Proverb
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Patrick

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Ex-drunk recovered a day at a time
some say it's a we programme yes it is between me and GOD .
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Welcome.
Happy 24
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beach girl

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Patrick

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Well kids
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I had a fantastic Christmas and peaceful new year. Back to paying bills and living life on life's terms amazing you see my enemy never takes a break and neither do i but I get to choose who I see where I go and I can leave when ever I want and on my own if I so wish is that not a beautiful feeling choice. 
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+Missy Tooshoes
Like you, tomorrow will be a good day if I don't pick up.

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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 to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Robert King

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Thank you all for the warm welcome....

Waking up Sunday morning without a hang over...

What a great feeling....

Went back to my old regular Sunday morning meeting... can't express the loving reception I was given upon my return... the "old timers" remembered me and welcomed me back into the fold without reservation...

A gentleman with 50 years of sobriety shared his story... what a beautiful testament to the fact that the program really does work...

10 days of sobriety today....

Wishing you all the best!
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Good going Robert. As we say at the close of the meetings. Keep coming back,, It works if you work it!

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Tom Beck

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BB Into Action, p.74

"The Rule is we must be hard on ourself, but always considerate of others."


So there are rules in AA. Hmmmm
There are 2 in the clear cut directions. This one is the first. Does anyone know the second one???🤔
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Robert King

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Day 8 of sobriety...

Been in and out of the program for ten years...

It's a program of rigorous honesty and I'm finally ready to get honest with myself...

Everyone was glad to see me back at my old regular meeting... was greeted with nothing but love from the "old timers" so glad to be back where I belong...
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Hello Robert, glad as well that you came back again (I hope for many more 24hr), I'm from México and I've been in the Program for some 24hr as we know this disease is in the whole world no matter if we're men ir women or to what country we belong so welcome and I pray for you. Happy 24! And remember: one day at the time :) 
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Tom Beck

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In what step does the BB say we will develop this vital sixth sense??


Sounds pretty important when they use the word Vital. 
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Stiney Buford

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i pray today im sober im in a cage with a drunken mule Help!!!!!
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You might want to go to Al-Anon meetings. They might help with that.

en.m.wikipedia.org - Al-Anon/Alateen - Wikipedia
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Tom Beck

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Does anyone else notice the irony in some of the slogans?

"Nothing changes if nothing changes"
"But don't make any changes for the first year"

"Think, think, think"
"Don't think don't drink and go to a meeting "

"If you didn't drink today your a winner"
"BB page 82: We feel a man is unthinking when that he says sobriety is enough"

"Unity"
"Men with the men and women with the women"
"Open meetings, closed meetings, gay meetings, lesbian meetings, men's meetings, women's meetings "................

We are confusing the heck out of the newcomers with this stuff.
Dr. Bob said "let's not louse this up with Freudian complexes"
Keep it simple!



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I can still remember my 1st AA meetings, fresh out of the Treatment Center, could sit at home, didn't know any sober or clean people. So went to Lots of AA meetings. 1 meeting featured the back wall of Old Timers who would shout out "It's The 1st Drink That Get's You Drunk" that's about all they said unless they were called to speak.
Took me awhile to figure out that AA slogan about the 1st Drink. Brad D
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Lawrence Howell

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Reality. Pay attention you will start to see the fake. I sometimes wish I couldn't. 
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Reality!
What concept. Deal with what IS, not what I think is.
Brilliant!
Never tried that before. Soo much more time to deal with REAL stuff.
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beach girl

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Christopher D

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Wow!
Shock & Awe!
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Tom Beck

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BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer
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Tom Beck

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BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180

"Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience."


One alcoholic helping another!!!
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And so it began.......👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏
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