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by Cristy99
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Need Suggestions, Words of Wisdom, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 5292

Re: Need Suggestions, Words of Wisdom, etc.

Hi MJ!! I think you will be wonderful!! I know there is infinite information out there!! It is all so interesting to me!! I don't pretend I know anything about counseling at all, but I have been through my fair share. I remember when I started sponsoring newly sober alcoholics. I was scared to death...
by Cristy99
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What makes addiction a disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: What makes addiction a disease?

Love that!!

Thanks Noels.
by Cristy99
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I hate myself
Replies: 10
Views: 4072

Re: I hate myself

Find some help. You have to make your move. None of us has been able to do it alone. Please read all of the above posts carefully. We are here to help, but only you can make the first move....then the 2nd, 3rd, etc. Dive in. The water may be deep, but AA will keep you afloat until you learn to swim!!
by Cristy99
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do we have some kind of sticker on our forheads?
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

Re: Do we have some kind of sticker on our forheads?

Wow Posi!!! =surprised Nothing short of a miracle!!!! Such an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing that. It gave me chills and made my day. Our amazing God!! From Aveneesh: The book A new earth talks about subliminally picking up vibes. Man I gotta get this book!! Y'all talk about it all the...
by Cristy99
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Helluva Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Helluva Day

High Cost: THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE MY FRIEND!!! You wrote: I just earned a Masters Degree in deceit. Ha!!! Me too!!! I worked so damn hard to be clever enough to disguise it all as pretty words like "deceit." Then my sponsor told me that all those little ways we have to disguise our truth fall under on...
by Cristy99
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I hate myself
Replies: 10
Views: 4072

Re: I hate myself

BLUEBIRD: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! You may feel that you are the only one who has ever felt the way you do right now. You're not!! There is hope, my friend!!! Alcoholics Anonymous was such an easy answer for me....not that recovery is really EASY.....but man, it was so much easier than the life I had bee...
by Cristy99
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What makes addiction a disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: What makes addiction a disease?

All excellent responses!! Roberth described the science behind alcoholism. So interesting!! Personally, it helped me to learn as much behind the science of alcoholism as possible in the first few months of my sobriety. I really like to know the "why" of it all. The scientific knowledge we have now w...
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 7 symptoms of addiction?
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: 7 symptoms of addiction?

My 7 symptoms: Make up excuses to drink Use any old excuse to drink Need it to feel normal Need it to function It takes priority over everything else Would rather die than go without Just call me Cleopatra, man, 'cause I'm the queen of denial!!! 16 months and counting. Glad I'm not Cleopatra anymore...
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What makes addiction a disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: What makes addiction a disease?

Hmmmmm....you got me on that one, Mango.
:shock:
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Playing both God And victim.
Replies: 12
Views: 7335

Re: Playing both God And victim.

Thanks Posi! =wink
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Helluva Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Helluva Day

HIGH COST: Man oh man. I love love your posts! The absolute "no bones about it" brutal honesty you share is very moving to me. It brings to mind one of the passages in the "How it Works" section in the Big Book on page 58 that talks about those who do not recover because they cannot or will not be c...
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What is an ego maniac with low self esteem?
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Re: What is an ego maniac with low self esteem?

Very good question!!! And difficult to answer! There are so many oxy-morons that seem to occur when an alcoholic works the program of AA. This is definitely a big one. I'm not even sure I understand it myself. My philosophy has always seemed to be, "I know everything and I never make mistakes. I am ...
by Cristy99
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Playing both God And victim.
Replies: 12
Views: 7335

Re: Playing both God And victim.

I try to be positive and encouraging on this forum. It was never my intent to offend anyone or cause any fear of medical professionals. I think I am perceiving the original post differently that most. I'm not exactly sure what the original author meant by "blame Uranus." As I re-read the post I stil...
by Cristy99
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alice finally leaves wonderland
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Alice finally leaves wonderland

Hello Brigitte!! Welcome to the jungle!!! I am also in the health care field. I attend many face to face meetings and have never felt threatened that my anonymity would be lost. I am pretty new to this forum and have learned a whole lot here. There is so much wisdom!!! Alcohol made me happy and care...
by Cristy99
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Why is the seventh tradition so important to/for the group?
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

Re: Why is the seventh tradition so important to/for the gro

Hi mango!!! Glad you are here!!! Blue Moon wrote: By declining outside contributions, we decline outside influence. It seems that more often than not, if a person donates money to a cause they expect to be able to say what is done, how things are to go, and demand certain favors. Kind of like when a...