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by Spirit Flower
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: Help Me!

When you are new, I suggest going to as many meetings as you can. Meetings are much cheaper than treatment. However, if you live in a small town, I'd probably go less, and then drive to a bigger town and find meetings.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?

In the Houston area, almost all the meetings were open and they read that statement. Sometimes nursing students sat in and they passed if called on. One time, a non-alcoholic came and tried to talk about other problems. We said she was welcome to sit in the meeting but had to share about alcoholism....
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Staying Sober through Divorce and Prison
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Staying Sober through Divorce and Prison

well I'm going to PRISON anyway, who cares if I drink
Don't assume you know what the judge will do. I've seen tons of miracles. People show up with their papers and an honest plan of sobriety and go home on probation with a breathalizer in the car.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"
Replies: 23
Views: 6965

Re: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"

my experience the first time through the steps:
steps 1-3 , 2 to 3 weeks each
step 4 , 3 weeks
step 5 , two meetings which were an hour each and a week apart
steps 6-8 , 2 to 3 weeks each
step 9 , as long as it takes
steps 10-12 , ongoing

repeat as often as you want to grow.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: AA While Serving in the Military
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: AA While Serving in the Military

I used to attend meetings with an active Coast Guard guy. He attended civilian meetings when in town. But when on ship, he had to rely on the big book or AA speakers on youtube.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: New country in year 1
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: New country in year 1

This isn't what you want to hear, but early on, I was told, "you have to be a friend to make a friend." So, I'd suggest getting involved in service work. Guaranteed friends for life.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 7 years ago....today
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: 7 years ago....today

Congrats Hanna
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: The AA way, the path of happy destiny.
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: The AA way, the path of happy destiny.

Congrats clouds
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can newcomers 13 step an old timer
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Can newcomers 13 step an old timer

She sounds like she is unrecovered and still acting the way she would if in a bar. Do you want that?
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi to all and thanks to all!
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Hi to all and thanks to all!

When you find your big book, check out the appendix on spiritual experience. Focus on: an unsuspected inner resource...

Much easier than god.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi to all and thanks to all!
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Hi to all and thanks to all!

Welcome John.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Checking In.
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: Checking In.

Hey ebear, come back when you can. AA does not shoot it’s wounded
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Checking In.
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: Checking In.

Hi ebear, glad you're still here. This evening I went to a small meeting which meets once a week in a little house. I think 26 years was the least amount of sobriety in the room. And my actual age of 60 made me the youngest person there. Yes, I have known those people for most of my 30+ years of sob...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fear, I have no Higher Power
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Fear, I have no Higher Power

7th step prayer: "My creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, both good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and others. Grant me strength as I go out from here to do your bidding." Cancer has no...
by Spirit Flower
Wed May 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Totally new
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Totally new

Just thought I'd mention my story: my mom was an alcoholic. One morning I woke up in my apartment by myself, noticed the devastation though I was the only one that lived there, and realized, "If I keep drinking, I'll end up like her, and I hate her." I quit and my emotional condition quickly dumped ...