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by kaosxtech
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What age do you recall drink being an issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 3358

Re: What age do you recall drink being an issue?

Age 34. Unfortunately for me jails and hospitals never convinced me that drinking was becoming an issue. Even when I was directly told that it was and issue. IT took me being ordered by the courts to attend AA meetings and then hearing others stories to allow me to realize If these people can admit ...
by kaosxtech
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid to go to AA because I might need to leave
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Afraid to go to AA because I might need to leave

There are online groups that you can sign in under a guest name sit and listen...share if you want...and leave when it suits you. It is a good way to get exposure to the program and what a meeting is like. The face to face meetings can be a little intimidating and there are some cliques; however, yo...
by kaosxtech
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Comparing your drinking to your peers
Replies: 29
Views: 7564

Re: Comparing your drinking to your peers

Well diagnose yourself. Do you have an obsession of the mind: Do you think about alcohol and that first drink when you are sober? Do you have an alergy of the body: Are you able to do controlled drinking? Can you drink one or two and then stop or do you need to keep drinking? This is maybe over simp...
by kaosxtech
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relationship
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: Relationship

I am sorry you are having troubling thoughts. (stinking thinking) I wish the program said we would never get hurt again. Relationships mean putting yourself out there. I know first I would pray to have the character defect of jealousy removed. Then I would talk to my sponsor about how I feel. I am n...
by kaosxtech
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meeting Quirks
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Meeting Quirks

I was curious what some interesting things that happen at meetings around the world. I live in a part of southern California and heard that these were some different things we do at our meetings: We clap when someone is done with a reading (like the 12 steps or the 12 traditions or chapter 5) After ...
by kaosxtech
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ranks of effective treatment
Replies: 38
Views: 9499

Ranks of effective treatment

I was browsing and reading and I found this article that mentioned the book "Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives". I was curious about it, because unlike what many say, AA does recognize that we are not the only solution. AA has worked for me so far. I have yet to hav...
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In a general way
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

In a general way

Tonight at my big book study group we read Doctor Bob's Nightmare and on page 177 of the big book it says, "I will not take space to relate all my hospital or sanitarium experiences." It got me to thinking about my share when I go on an H&I panel. I tell what it was like, what happened, and what it ...
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: anonymity at a funeral
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

anonymity at a funeral

This past 6 months has been rough for our local AA district. It seems like there are more people passing away then usual. It did bring up a question I had in my mind: Do we continue to protect a persons anonymity after they die? This man who passed that I was close to had over 40 years sober and was...
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Advice for family members calling
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Advice for family members calling

I volunteer at our central office. A recurring call that I seem to get is a family member wanting to get help for their loved one. It seems like the group conscience is to let them know where there are meetings that their loved on can attend. It seems that there is little we can do if its not the ac...
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Don't share for 30 days
Replies: 17
Views: 5410

Re: Don't share for 30 days

tomsteve wrote: but there was compassion to it.
It reminds me that," Love and tolerance of others is our code.
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone".
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaking my truth about God... read with caution
Replies: 34
Views: 8916

Re: Speaking my truth about God... read with caution

Do you rate experiences like Bill's 'white light experience'? I am not sure I understand the question; however, if you mean do I rate a value for each person spiritual experience then my answer is no. I understand there are many genuine spiritual experiences and they almost all vary. As for Bill's ...
by kaosxtech
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Helping with mental disorder
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Re: Helping with mental disorder

First I just want to say I am very happy to have found the AA forums. I use forums daily for other interests I have. I appreciate this as another resource. I never try to tell anyone he is as powerless as I was. I typically don't know if he is. And even if I am convinced, the nature of our disease i...
by kaosxtech
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Helping with mental disorder
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Helping with mental disorder

There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest. (Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5, p. 38) I am not sure if its appropriate to discuss my work with a person, but I feel very anonymous on the forums. I do di...
by kaosxtech
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaking my truth about God... read with caution
Replies: 34
Views: 8916

Re: Speaking my truth about God... read with caution

I find a really cool source of discovering your higher power is to google "test on what religion am i" The test asks a bunch of cool questions about like what would you do to a spider in your shower or how do you think the universe was created? After answering a bunch of questions it gives you an an...
by kaosxtech
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Don't share for 30 days
Replies: 17
Views: 5410

Don't share for 30 days

So I was in a meeting and the topic was guidance. As it went around the room it got to a newcomer and he said I am just going to listen and not share because I am following the guidance of my sponsor who said I should just listen and not share for the first 30 days. I got a resentment towards his sp...