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by Cyncindy
Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: YPAAs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Re: YPAAs?

Hi Elise, I'm Cindy....I'd say it's extremely important for especially young people to have sponsors, people to talk to! I tried to get sober when I was 20, back up, I new I needed help at 17 after only one year of "almost daily" drinking and destruction. I called one 800 number and must have forgot...
by Cyncindy
Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:20 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Work Xmas parties
Replies: 8
Views: 4685

Re: Work Xmas parties

Molly, wow, you really brought me back....one question, why did you go?? I know I put myself in these situations early, and people would say to me, "if you don't play on the railroad tracks you can't get hit by the train". It wasn't until later, much later, in my sobriety that I really understood I ...
by Cyncindy
Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:03 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: step 4
Replies: 11
Views: 6239

Re: step 4

Hi Molly, I've been sober for a while but remember very well what you are going through trying to get a sponsor!! Especially where there aren't a lot of women around. Just remember, you aren't married to your sponsor if it doesn't work out, you can move on (but not just because you don't like what y...
by Cyncindy
Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Happiness within
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Happiness within

Hi Kathy, for me the "do not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it" is the part that lets us remember the last drink, the part that made us/ or me hate my life. I know for years I had selective memory, ie, I remembered all the "fun" I had drinking, not the nights with my arms wrapped aroun...
by Cyncindy
Sat Sep 22, 2001 7:46 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: I'm depressed, I'm sure you don't want to hear this.
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Re: I'm depressed, I'm sure you don't want to hear this.

Depression....know it well. I was in therapy before I ever picked up a drink, as a young child. I'm positive that I drank to self-medicate, and it worked for a while. I was too drunk to know what I was feeling. I found AA through therapy, and tried to get sober for a few years, still drinking, in an...
by Cyncindy
Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:11 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: The family after
Replies: 24
Views: 11734

Re: The family after

Hi, my husband is usually not too happy about me going to meetings, but would not want me to drink. He seems to think that I've got this thing licked (have over 14 years sober) and that I should be just fine on my own. The crazy thing is, we met in detox (oh no, one of those...). Of course, putting ...
by Cyncindy
Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Re: Introduce Myself

Hi, welcome! I just found this forum, thank God I found AA years ago. I remember my first year, or I should say don't remember. People used to say the fog clears after the first year and I thought I was FINE. F..ed up, insecure, neurotic and emotional, I was!!! Hope to chat with you again sometime!