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by tyg
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I DONT FIT IN
Replies: 14
Views: 5936

Re: I DONT FIT IN

Your message hit my heart. I've gone through that too. These moments come and go but they will always pass! My sponsor used to say, "How uncomfortable are you willing to be to become comfortable?" Being new to sobriety, learning how to live sober, becoming a "part of" and learning how to just "BE" c...
by tyg
Wed May 31, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 9940

Re: New to the forum

Welcome to the Forum Bambi and Doolittle!
by tyg
Tue May 30, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can I get help interpreting a paragraph?
Replies: 76
Views: 40898

Re: Can I get help interpreting a paragraph?

Hi Everyone, we've reached over 5 pages and it's time to lock this Thread up. Feel free to start another.
by tyg
Tue May 30, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Questions for those in recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Re: Questions for those in recovery

Glad you are with us and welcome to the Forum. It's great you are asking questions and hope to see you keep posting. This Forum is wonderful to bring questions and discuss recovery but I always get a little extra something, somethin when talking with AA members in real time through face to face (or ...
by tyg
Tue May 30, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Just to say hello .
Replies: 16
Views: 4973

Re: Just to say hello .

Hi Nick, glad you are with us and hope to read more of you often around the Forum. When finally realizing nothing I do was ever going to solve my drinking problem and change my situation, I became determined to accept help and thoroughly do many things differently and not give up on them. Surrenderi...
by tyg
Fri May 19, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can I get help interpreting a paragraph?
Replies: 76
Views: 40898

Re: Can I get help interpreting a paragraph?

There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight." It has been shown to me that the "Phenomenon of Craving" is both physical and mental. There is the physical craving (allergy) once alcohol as been ing...
by tyg
Wed May 17, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: New here
Replies: 10
Views: 8902

Re: New here

Glad to have you here and hope to read more of you around the forum.
Visiting http://www.AA.org offers a lot of resources and you might like to listen to AA speakers on YouTube. Meetings are available via telephone also. See times at http://www.e-aa.org/links/links.php?ID=83
by tyg
Wed May 17, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 6
Replies: 21
Views: 18419

Re: Step 6

When I first did Step 6 it was just a "decision" to fire myself from running my life; and introduced me to meditation that reinforced how turning my life over to the care of God would be worthwhile. In my Inventory, I saw I could not manage my own life which had nothing to do with drinking nor what ...
by tyg
Wed May 03, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Cross Addicted
Replies: 19
Views: 8234

Re: Cross Addicted

I don't crave or think of alcohol anymore but have Ben relapsing in and out of the rooms with opiates and speed (to stay awake). For this reason maybe it would be worth getting a sponsor in NA/Pills Anonymous (or other) and work through the Steps and see if it helps overcome the denial on this. The...
by tyg
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Thinking about relalpsing
Replies: 20
Views: 7816

Re: Thinking about relalpsing

Hi ILoveLayne...welcome to the Forum. Glad you are talking about it instead of isolating and keeping these things to yourself. Telling on ourselves is a great spiritual principle tool that works. I learned that alcoholism is an illness of the mind and an allergy of the body. Because of this, my body...
by tyg
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the rooms
Replies: 73
Views: 68141

Re: Interesting/funny quotes/sayings you have heard in the r

There is a native word of greeting, Ky'hoo'ya, which means "Walk In The Sunlight of the Spirit", and is also a fitting acronym for "Keep Your Head Out Of Your Ass."
~quoting Barefoot
by tyg
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapsed after 9 years of sobriety....
Replies: 19
Views: 8195

Re: Relapsed after 9 years of sobriety....

When I came to AA I managed to stay dry 6 years but did not work the 12 Steps at all. I relapsed and was out there almost 3 years because I was not willing to get completely honest and do what works to expel the obsession permanently. The lashes of alcohol got me to a point I no longer cared what pe...
by tyg
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 20 Months of Sobriety down the drain
Replies: 26
Views: 9649

Re: 20 Months of Sobriety down the drain

That is a normal reaction and you are definitely not alone there… I think the majority of us had felt that way. I sure did. Even the Founders talk about it on page 25 of alcoholics anonymous. http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_chapt2.pdf Alcoholism is an illness that wants us miserable or dea...
by tyg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 20 Months of Sobriety down the drain
Replies: 26
Views: 9649

Re: 20 Months of Sobriety down the drain

Know, you can break the cycle and recover from that hopeless merry-go-round you have been experiencing with your own drinking problem. Hope you will go to some meetings and talk with other recovered alcoholics (those who have taken the 12 Steps). Ask one to show you how to apply them in your life. T...
by tyg
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Where to start!
Replies: 10
Views: 4612

Re: Where to start!

I like how Barefoot puts it... The INSANITY of Alcoholism is NOT the goofy behavior that people exhibit when they are drunk. Everyone who ingests enough alcohol will act goofy. ... ALCOHOLISM is the alcoholic's persistent return to alcohol in the face of overwhelming evidence that it is causing prob...