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by MikeL
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Reading in Early Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2246

Re: Reading in Early Recovery

Great job on 2 months sober!!! As others have stated reading the Big Book is definitely recommended. My sponsor has suggested I start reading pages 86 and 87 again every morning and every night. It is also suggested that you find a sponsor (if you don’t alread have one) to go through and do the work...
by MikeL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 1st time here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 1st time here!

Welcome to AA. Post back and let us know how your first meeting was. My suggestion is to find a sponsor (someone who will take you through the steps and the first 164 pages of the AA Big Book). Talk to people before the meetings and after the meetings. Get phone numbers and call someone if you need ...
by MikeL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Scared to start over
Replies: 14
Views: 3466

Re: Scared to start over

First, I made it through the day without drinking. Despite feeling so awful all day and having a lot of fear, remorse and guilt, it was as awesome a day as one could hope for their first day back. Small “coincidental” things happened around me yesterday. I am amazed at how many miracles are around u...
by MikeL
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Scared to start over
Replies: 14
Views: 3466

Re: Scared to start over

Thanks for the replies. I guess I’m not really hung up on the “why” I left. I know it is due to me slowly getting away from those very simple daily action I did up to that point in my program and gradually I convinced myself that I could drink again. Things became “manageable” again. Today is Day ze...
by MikeL
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Scared to start over
Replies: 14
Views: 3466

Scared to start over

Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum but not to AA. I was sober for almost 9 years before going back out almost a year and a half ago. I worked a very solid program for the first 7 years. In that time I had honestly worked the steps 3 times with two different sponsors, been through the traditions, had ...