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by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Back from Holiday Where Had Live Meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Back from Holiday Where Had Live Meetings

Hi Everyone -was gone for 2 weeks to visit family back in Canada - was a great visit! Best part was the cakes (My Sister took 2 years and Peter A that is a friend took 23) and the meetings - hearing my favorite speakers and seeing all those that helped me. Newton Bill will take a 60 year cake next m...
by deanpinsurreybc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Grateful on Feb 6
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Grateful on Feb 6

Grateful I know I'm an alcoholic and that I can't drink anymore!

I know the only step I can do 100% perfect is Step 1. I don't drink - no matter what!

Dean P.
by deanpinsurreybc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not sure I belong but question...
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: Not sure I belong but question...

We have to make up our mind if we are Alcoholic.

One thing I heard that might apply - not too many non alcoholic people end up at AA meetings - and for that matter I imagine they aren't at AA forums.

Dean P.
by deanpinsurreybc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcohol abuse
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Alcohol abuse

Big book says only 2 things to know if you are alcoholic If once you start you can't stop AND once stopped you can't stay stopped. Then it says if you're not sure maybe you need to try some controlled drinking - can you have 1 or 2 and stop? Can you do 3 or 4 times in a row? If you are alcoholic its...
by deanpinsurreybc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2791

Re: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?

Lali wrote:Unfortunaly, I lost my BMW and Rolex due to my drinking - NOT!
I never lost them as never had them when was a drunk! Sober got what I need and some of what I want!

Heard a guy say I can tell you that you don't need this or that to be sober BUT I got those things so not fair to say that! :lol:
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: step 4 & 5
Replies: 30
Views: 19305

Re: step 4 & 5

Step 4 - we write out our moral inventory

Step 5 - we share it with someone we trust and with God

That way we don't have to live with all that guilt! Get it out!

Running a race with big bags of rocks on our shoulders!

Dean P.
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 21
Views: 2651

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

I would try not to think of never drinking again - can be daunting - maybe think of not drinking today - just 1 day - makes it easier!

Have a plan - know what meeting you are going to tonight!

Know you're an Alcoholic!

Thanks
Dean
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Grateful on February 5 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1774

Grateful on February 5 2013

Grateful today that I'm not in Prison wearing the orange jump suit - sharing a cell with Mr Tattoo and his wonderful attitude! Is something to be said for Freedom! My first step meeting was on step 1 and somewhere in the beginning of the Big Book it said I could be a free man to go anywhere in the f...
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Slipped after 20 years
Replies: 49
Views: 9355

Re: Slipped after 20 years

hahaha - I too wore the orange jump suit - nice! Takes what it takes to get us here! Jail was no big deal - prison though - scared me! If i was 6 foot 6 and full of muscles then it would of been okay but I'm not so it wasn't!
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2791

Re: What are all of your thoughts on online meetings?

There are online forums for everything from BMW's to Rolex watches - why not AA. I think if you have access to meetings then that is great and people should go BUT if you have a disability or live far from meetings then this is as good as it gets and its nice to read and identify alcoholics. I would...
by deanpinsurreybc
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My relapse and I'm losing everything now
Replies: 18
Views: 3271

Re: My relapse and I'm losing everything now

Hi Alice- glad you are heading back to the meetings! Is the only place that can help! Trust will come back - if you earn it! Can take weeks or years - takes what it takes! Sometimes losing it all is a good thing - makes us want AA more! We all go the way we go! God has a plan! Just glad you're going...
by deanpinsurreybc
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: That Deep Dark Craving
Replies: 26
Views: 4956

Re: That Deep Dark Craving

Great post! Can take months to get rid of the stinking thinking! That's why I need a higher power! Got sober in August and in May I can remember was a long weekend and I got pouty because I couldn't drink and what good was a long weekend in the summer without booze! Crazy thinking!
by deanpinsurreybc
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Grateful on Feb 4
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Grateful on Feb 4

Grateful that I'm not hungover to start my week! Was a binge drinker - party so hard on Friday and Saturday that Sunday was face down on the couch with the TV watching me! Only got up to get Mcdonalds - hadn't eating in 3 days so 3 BIG MAC and 3 Large fries and 2 cokes! Yep - Little Elvis when I did...
by deanpinsurreybc
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Grateful for Feb 2, 2013 - I'll Start!
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Grateful for Feb 2, 2013 - I'll Start!

What a great post -not naturally grateful but looking for it helps create it - perfect way to say it!
by deanpinsurreybc
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 21
Views: 2651

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

For sure - lots of hurdles to get over in the first few months - big occasions being one of them! Living Sober book said if have to attend any parties where they are drinking - keep a glass of gingerale full all the time and keep your hand on it so no one offers you a drink and you don't' pickup up ...