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by avaneesh912
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Then, if there was a Cure/Drug or other, for the Obsession to drink, would I survive on it without the Program, Fellowship, and the Steps? Maybe. Only very few are spiritually sick. Those are the guys who go in and out, in and out, because they havent got the grasp of the disease. There are lot of ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Spiritual or religious?

That spirit that rejoices when I see a bottle of wine before I drink it! . Why does my soul torment me when I think to stop drinking? What is the relationship of religion to the human soul? The human soul is a storehouse of the things we believe in. Why is my spirit believing in wine as the believe...
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 30 Days
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: 30 Days

I wanted to try on my own first.
Absolutely. You can read the book alcoholics anonymous and see if you have the bug.
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Feeling defeated...
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Feeling defeated...

If she is truly detached, she should handle it well. If she doesnt, its not your problem. But make sure you get support if she acts abnormal.
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Feeling defeated...
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Feeling defeated...

The Big Book says nothing about 90 meetings in 90 days; nothing about calling your sponsor every day; nothing about not dating for the first year; nothing about calling your sponsor before making commitments or decisions. What do I do? What am I missing? I converted my sponsor into a big book thump...
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

In fact, if it wasn't for the extreme power of craving, we wouldn't need to fear that first drink as we would have no problem stopping after one. Go past the doctors opinion and see how many times the word mind and mental appear through out the book. Right in Bills story later half of it, they talk...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Nobody is denying that. Couple of things. Craving is not the main problem of the alcoholic. The mind is. Joe and Charlie talk about it. They would say we can do nothing about the body but we can do something about the mind. And thats where the rest of the program comes into our rescue. Secondly, we ...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Spiritual or religious?

Eckhart tolle in his book A new earth talk about religion being just ideas in our mind but spirituality is actual application of those teachings in our day to day life. You will see that in AA too. There are people who discuss it in meetings and those who actually do the work. You will see a big dif...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

My logical interpretation is that if the AA program never states that we will have power over the consumption of alcohol, we will always be powerless over it. It talks about the power we tap into, so our mind doesnt reach for alcohol. They make it clear in several places that abstinence is the only...
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Online sponsorship
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Online sponsorship

I sent you a Private message with some good resources. take a look at your in box.
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Lot of people come to the rooms for various reasons. But there are tiny fraction of the members do sincerely want to give up drinking and clueless on how to do that. For them we give hope. Some groups have started reading the 10th step promises instead of the 9th step promises around here, to do exa...
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober

Newly relapsed after 14 years. Now 9 days sober. Welcome back. Throw the old big book away, get a new one and start fresh. Get hold of a person who understand the concepts presented in the book. You can also look into the workshops on youtube, get an highlighter and take a deep dive into the first ...
by avaneesh912
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Think Think Think
Replies: 14
Views: 5088

Re: Think Think Think

We need to understand AA is filled with people with various levels of affliction. We got to be careful what we consume. I am not sure if you have a silver chip for 30 day chip in your areas. Here in the south, the coin on one side, has the serenity prayer on one side and some slogans on the other. T...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Binge drinker
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Binge drinker

Binge drinking is about drinking hard and having few sober days in between. Obviously by gods grace we all have gone through that without having major consequences (external), internal ofcourse we dont know how much damage we have caused in the long run. But the main issue is we start the next binge...
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Working with a newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Working with a newcomer

While the book has great suggestions in working with others chapter, which btw suggests we use the approach they took explaining about alcoholism as they understand in the chapter More about alcoholism. In the chapter more about alcoholism they suggest a person who may be pondering if he/she is an a...