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by Shoreline
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome, I would be interested in hearing you share what helped you get 14 months of recovery?
by Shoreline
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Trying Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: Trying Again

Welcome Anegron!
by Shoreline
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Swapping One For The Other!
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: Swapping One For The Other!

I think it is important to think about what happens if your sponsor/AA friends are not available for some reason. People get busy, move, relapse, even pass away. What if you have to move, and you could not see your old AA friends that often anymore, this should not lead to a relapse.
by Shoreline
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Alcoholic content in hand sanitizers
Replies: 13
Views: 9025

Re: Alcoholic content in hand sanitizers

There are alcohol free hand sanitizers, I don't use sanitizer but i've seen the alcohol free one in drugstores.
by Shoreline
Thu May 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: If AA is not religious then why do we say the lord's prayer?
Replies: 39
Views: 10388

Re: If AA is not religious then why do we say the lord's pra

Most meetings I've been at say the Lord's Prayer. I'm Christian so I don't have a problem with the prayer. But, it does bother me, that maybe some people are saying it, who do not genuinely believe what they're saying. But I do know some people, that stand up for the prayer, but don't say it. So I t...
by Shoreline
Wed May 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Just need to hear some solution in my life
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: Just need to hear some solution in my life

Yes I can definitely relate because I've moved a few times in the last few years. It is hard to get to new meetings, my experience is if you "tough it out" for a few weeks, you will probably get more comfortable with your new schedule. Unfortunately it is sometimes unavoidable to move, or change you...
by Shoreline
Wed May 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Looking For A Sponsor
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

Re: Looking For A Sponsor

Welcome Matt!
by Shoreline
Fri May 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Doing the right thing at work
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Doing the right thing at work

Thank you everyone for your advice!!
by Shoreline
Thu May 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Doing the right thing at work
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Doing the right thing at work

I have a huge resentment against my workplace because I feel like if I try to do the right thing, I'm punished for it and if I do the wrong thing, I'm rewarded. By the way I'm an electrician. A lot of examples I could give, here is a few. Gossip: everyone gossips about other coworkers, and it's like...
by Shoreline
Mon May 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: My mood last night was 1/10 please help.
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

Re: My mood last night was 1/10 please help.

i identify with your post though I've never had an addiction to porn. In my own experience: for some reason every time I get sober, around the 2 month mark I get extremely depressed. For me personally, the first couple months sober I'm too worried about cleaning up whatever mess I made last relapse....
by Shoreline
Sat May 05, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Hospital Stays
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Hospital Stays

I have been to detox programs (3-5 days long) in a hospital a few times. It starts with being checked in, some blood work is taken and you are tested for alcohol/drugs in your system. Your belongings are searched to make sure you did not bring in alcohol/drugs. If you are detoxing from alcohol you w...
by Shoreline
Sat May 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I can't stop drinking and don't know how to stop:(
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Re: I can't stop drinking and don't know how to stop:(

The disease of alcoholism can strike at any age. Actually I know a few people in AA that did not have a problem with alcohol until they were middle aged. There is an AA pamphlet called "Do you think you're different?" that has personal stories of AA members. As far as I remember, one of these storie...
by Shoreline
Fri May 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Same problems, different sponsors
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: Same problems, different sponsors

Google "joe and charlie aa" and a big book study comes up first. Listen to it. Work the steps with it. For step 5, just pick a closed mouth, safe person. Then check out the big book starting at page 86 for daily life. I agree with this. For Step 5, I know a few people that shared with a member of t...
by Shoreline
Thu May 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I feel worthless
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: I feel worthless

Maybe another way to look at it, is that things can only get better. Myself and I'm sure a lot of others, have been in your situation. It may help to read some of the stories in the back of the Big Book, or other personal stories of recovery that you can find online. Try to find at least one story y...
by Shoreline
Tue May 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Does A.A. Have A Monopoly On "god/higher powers"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4911

Re: Does A.A. Have A Monopoly On "god/higher powers"?

There is an AA book called "Came To Believe", it's a collection of AA member's stories regarding their Higher Power. I went to a meeting once where this book was read and discussed along with "Living Sober". It was very helpful to me.