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by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: ack... i'm too young for this
Replies: 29
Views: 28228

Re: ack... i'm too young for this

I can relate to the young people here. When I first attended AA I was 18 and by then alcohol had already done a lot of damage. I couldn't go out drinking without something mental happening and when I wasn't out getting drunk and causing trouble I was drinking alone at home and in parks, cemeteries a...
by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Yeah Mike O, it seems pretty impossible. As for the steps I just want to get them started and done. I've wasted enough time already.
by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Hi avaneesh. I have a copy of the Big Book and I've read some of the stories and the Dr's opinion. I can relate to the compulsion to drink and the obsession with alcohol. I've also been reading some of the posts on step work on this forum. I think I've pretty much done the first three steps. I've al...
by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

To be honest I'm like that guy. I'm a twice a week binge drinker, usually all weekend and a Tuesday night after I've managed to semi-recover from the weekend. I hear what you're saying, any time I try to stop all I do is think about drinking. I promised myself that when I went to college it would be...
by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Thanks Tony.

I think the majority of people take several attempts but this is going to be my last.
by CG1988
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Thanks everyone for their responses. I posted seven months ago that I wasn't sure AA was for me and now I'm pretty certain it is. I stopped going to meetings and got a place in college which means more time/excuses for drinking. I can't remember the last time I was sober for a whole week. I'm going ...
by CG1988
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Congratulations! Four years is a long time.
by CG1988
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

Re: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Thanks, I've already found it: http://www.aa.org/lang/en/subpage.cfm?page=71 - It's not looking all that promising. I think I want someone to tell me at an AA meeting that I'm in the wrong place so I don't have to go back.
by CG1988
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know If AA Is For Me
Replies: 32
Views: 13149

I Don't Know If AA Is For Me

Hello, I guess I should start at the beginning. I've just turned 26 and I've only been sober for a month. I was first in AA at eighteen for a few months before realising it wasn't for me. Since then I've been back twice, never lasting very long. The main problem is I don't think I'm a 'real' alcohol...