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by Theo50
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Justin Alcoholic
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Justin Alcoholic

Starburst & jolly ranchers while watching VR PORN. I hate coffee. For those desperate times &cravings. I sound like a Expletive but damn it works bro! I never drank coffee until my 40s. Now that I have been sober, my ice coffee consumption has been about 8 ice diluted cups daily :shock: At least it...
by Theo50
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I don't know where to begin
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: I don't know where to begin

So here I am 32 years old I run a very profitable business and I drink like a fish. I have 4 kids and a wife that depend on me and most nights I drink through at least a six pack and 5 shots before I feel right to pass out. This has become my nightly routine. I have been late to work and shown up s...
by Theo50
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Xanax
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Xanax

I don't understand why taking a half of a Xanax would be any different than inhaling nicotine into one's lungs as they are both drugs that can cause addiction. I give credit to Lila for attempting to quit smoking as I have been told that it is as difficult or harder to quick smoking cigarettes as it...
by Theo50
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi from the SoberPlumber
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Hi from the SoberPlumber

Hello and welcome SoberPlumber. Congrats on 45 days.
I would be happy to hear about your new changes with your HP. I struggle with this and welcome any shares regarding other's relationship with their HP.
by Theo50
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 46
Views: 2317

Re: God/Higher Power

My name is Dave and I am an alcoholic. I am new to this group although I am not new to recovery. I decided to give online recovery a try to supplement my once a week face to face group. So here is my question "For those of you who have been sober for a while, in looking back over your sobriety, how...
by Theo50
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 46
Views: 2317

Re: God/Higher Power

The entire AA program of recovery is based on a belief in a Higher Power/God. I would appreciate any input in the thread I started here: https://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25896 That thread got locked at page 5 - but would love to see the discussion continue in Part II and here! Thanks for ...
by Theo50
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Mental Obsession
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: Mental Obsession

When I think of the mental obsession part of this disease, I think of the mental obsession that alcohol would help resolve the issues I obsess about in my mind. Maybe, just maybe, this time will be different..... NOT I can relate to thinking that the further down that an alcoholic is beaten down, th...
by Theo50
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 46
Views: 2317

Re: God/Higher Power

The entire AA program of recovery is based on a belief in a Higher Power/God.

I would appreciate any input in the thread I started here: https://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25896
by Theo50
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 2 Keeping it Simple
Replies: 19
Views: 3415

Re: Step 2 Keeping it Simple

avaneesh912 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:41 am
snip...
I get tired of "I grew up as a southern this and that...." We all know that S*** didn't work then why we keep talking about what didnt work?
What does this mean?
by Theo50
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 3032

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

Just back from my Sunday meeting hosted by the "Day At A Time" group. I have been going to this Sunday meeting for almost 3 years. Banners with the "Day At A Time" slogan are prevalent at meetings as well. From my perspective, the "day at a time" way of thinking is an integrated part of the AA Fello...
by Theo50
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 3032

Re: 24 hour sodriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

my plan is to die sober. i can only do that one day at a time. i cant stay sober tomorrow or yesterday- only today. While I like to use this "one day at a time" thinking to help stop me from worrying about the future, the entire "day at a time" is really illogical as it would make just as much sens...
by Theo50
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to AA, but not Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: New to AA, but not Recovery

Your car can be replaced. Be thankful that no one else got hurt. I don't know where you live, but public transportation was my main mode of getting anywhere for the 8 months my license was suspended. I did a lot of walking as well. If you can't get to any F2F meetings, there are also some great Yout...
by Theo50
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: Struggling

Hi all. I’ve lurked on this forum for a while. I relapsed and drank again recently and I’ve got a day and a half sober. My mind keeps twisting on me. Telling me to drink even though I know it won’t be fun or any different than what it has been. I can make it a couple days and then I can’t fight my ...
by Theo50
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Do all alcoholics have to experience withdrawal symptons?
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Do all alcoholics have to experience withdrawal symptons?

Am I an alcoholic or not since I didn't experience withdrawals? May I wonder aloud why you ask? I would imagine that many if not most of us have asked the same question regarding "Am I an alcoholic?" at one point in our lives. The answer must ultimately be determined by oneself. For me, alcohol bro...
by Theo50
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 60
Views: 5444

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

I agree that alcohol should be the primary substance of concern in AA, but aren't alcoholics addicted to alcohol and thus considered addicts? The main distinction is the drug, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, oxycontin, nictotine, etc... As long as someone identifies with themselves as an alcohol...