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by D'oh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: New to the forum

Hi Ande rew. It took me 2 DUI's to find the Program, well to figure out that I can't Drink, nor could I live without a Drink. That was 4 days of Hell, then I found AA. I later found out that my second DUI could be Suspended, if I seek Curative Treatment. Well I was already in AA. so there I was. Any...
by D'oh
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Crashed and burned

Welcome Back, Glad you made it.

It's not the Slip, but the Lessons contained from it. "It may be worth a case of the Jitters, to gain full knowledge. of Our condition."

1 is too Many and 100 are not enough.
by D'oh
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am back - still sober
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: I am back - still sober

Glad that you are Ok Paige. Yes, an interesting year for a Drunk to wrap their heads around.

I get weekends away from everything, sometimes weeks, on phone, tv, internet it's actually good getting back to the BB.
by D'oh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to work the work in from the start!?
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: How to work the work in from the start!?

I would usually say 90 in 90 Days, but Covid has that messed up.

Read the BB, Call your Sponsor, Have a pocket full of Sweets, Slow Down and look around you "Life is awesome Sober!" Keep up the Good Work, 42 Days is Great!
by D'oh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Spiritual sickness brought on by drinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Spiritual sickness brought on by drinking?

good topic. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
Yes, they both taste Great Fried.

By the time the Spiritual Malady is addressed in the Steps, The Body DT's not the Cereous) and most of the Mind (at least the Fog) should be well on the Mend.
by D'oh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?

Someone has also suggested to me that the problem is alcohol & if we never drank in the first place we wouldn't suffer from alcoholism. Too much here to address right now. To the idea that alcohol is the problem I disagree. If it were not alcohol it would likely be another drug, pornography, shoppi...
by D'oh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not really sure how to start
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Not really sure how to start

This is exactly "How to Start" Hunter.

Getting a Glimpse out of the Fog, that something isn't normal, that Alcohol might be the cause.

Keep coming back. See what happens.
by D'oh
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How much is Sponsorship from the Founders/Early Pioneers and how much is accretion?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: How much is Sponsorship from the Founders/Early Pioneers and how much is accretion?

Could say a lot about this post from my perspective and 30 plus years sober. By why? we all deal with this disease in our own ways and some find success and others are not so lucky. I will add 1 thing. I don't find a LOT written on sponsorship, but I find a LOT of assumptions, such as: Read Dr Bob ...
by D'oh
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Detox and meeting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Detox and meeting question

Welcome Molly! 1 Day at a Time, can be 1 Hour at a Time, even 1 Minute at a time. But contact with other Recovering Alcoholics helps. (both of them)
by D'oh
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."

Our own thinking is Turned Over in the 3rd Step. Then the House Cleaning, Cleaning out the Obstacles in the way. Eventually getting to the 11th Step, and it's Promises. In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspira...
by D'oh
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: BB/Pg. 62 -- "That, we think, is the root of our troubles."

Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity , we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some...
by D'oh
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Purpose of Step 1
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: The Purpose of Step 1

Step 1 started as "Absolute Hopelessness" Bill's written 6 Steps It then became "Complete Defeat" Adapted 6 Steps. The 12 and 12, Step 1 Starts "Who cares to admit "Complete Defeat?" Practically no one. For Me, "Complete Defeat" is more than just Alcohol, it was "Life on my Terms" Otherwise it would...
by D'oh
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

Maybe there is confusion between Bill doing the steps vs helping others do the steps; and your friend thinks that helping others counted a doing the steps. A Great Point, I know I learn something every Commitment Group that I have been in. Either as a Chair/Co Chair person, or just a Member. What e...
by D'oh
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: choice
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: choice

Of course "We" have a "Choice". However, the Consequences, well Ain't Pretty, and Few, make it back. And it is a Progressive Illness, we get Worse, not Better. We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All...
by D'oh
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 26
Views: 1826

Re: Sponsorship query.

My question is when did this all start? How did the programme become that? I do not want an argument - far from it. I simply have a huge disconnect, or a gap in my knowledge, which is getting bigger, in my mind between what the programme is in the book and what some (more and more, it seems) sponso...