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by Aggiejim
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Only now, after I lost pretty much everything...
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Only now, after I lost pretty much everything...

Sounds like you're where I was the morning of 2/26/91. I just meant to have a couple of beers with the guys and watch a basketball game. Instead my world went straight to hades. Made my first meeting that night and haven't had a drink since.
by Aggiejim
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 fear Inventory help please
Replies: 9
Views: 4393

Re: Step 4 fear Inventory help please

Yeah, its psychological fears. Closest comes to mind is fear of losing the job, fear of dying, losing somebody....... All is not happening now, but, alcoholics being self-centered spend quite a bit of time imagining stuff. Where they could focus on what is on hand at this moment. Yeah as I understa...
by Aggiejim
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not really sure how to start
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Not really sure how to start

Hunter, nothing has changed in some 80+ years. If you want to stop drinking liquor for good and all, and feel you need some help, we KNOW we have an answer for you. What we don't have is a way to, stick to beer, stop at three, never drink before 5pm, only drink on the weekends etc. Conventional wisd...
by Aggiejim
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: The purpose of the Big Book. What is the problem? What is the solution?

This is a great discussion, let me add my 2 cents. The first two words following the traditional "How it Works" are "being convinced". I've heard many old timers say if you're not convinced at this point you need to go back through steps one and two. On the other hand I've heard it many times. "if y...
by Aggiejim
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: How do I tell my sponsor and group I went out drinking again?
Replies: 15
Views: 3875

Re: How do I tell my sponsor and group I went out drinking again?

I've been going to my home group for over 5 years now and I went out drinking on Friday night. I was a complete mess, it's like I picked up were I left off. I'm the treasurer of my group so it's really important I tell my group that I drank. How do I tell my sponsor and the group?? I'm still emotio...
by Aggiejim
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Two Types of Alcoholics ?
Replies: 18
Views: 13555

Re: Two Types of Alcoholics ?

Your bottom is when you decide to quit digging.


Don't worry about trying to climb outta the hole, we jump down in there with you.

Then again, before you can get out of the hole, you need to put down the shovel.
by Aggiejim
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 1 year, 9 months sober - Really need help with depression/being an adult

"I have a year and nine months of sobriety in AA, am part of a strong line of sponsorship, currently on Step 12, have an active commitment, and work with other women as often as possible (when they are willing to stick around and/or do the work). AA has changed my life and allowed me an existence I ...
by Aggiejim
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Purpose of Step 1
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: The Purpose of Step 1

This is a good discussion. Not sure if there is a right or wrong answer. Summited for your approval.....Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is a form of insanity and that applies to the alcoholic and that first drink that sets in motion the whole "this time it's going ...
by Aggiejim
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unusual Closing Prayers
Replies: 20
Views: 8358

Re: Unusual Closing Prayers

SET ASIDE PRAYER Dear God, let me set aside everything I think I know about You, and me and this program, and these Steps, for an Open Mind, and a new experience with You, and me and this program, and these Steps. I sure thank You Larry, if that is the prayer/opening that group uses, the traditions ...
by Aggiejim
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

This whole discussion reminds me of the question "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" What difference does it make if you take action as part of another trip trough the steps (2nd 3rd or 415th time) or take the action as a result of something you identified in step 10 or 11. Tomayto/Tom...
by Aggiejim
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I drink because my life is ruined
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: I drink because my life is ruined

Listen to the above learned man or woman. He/She knows of what he/she speaks.
by Aggiejim
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at zoom meetings.
Replies: 19
Views: 2226

Re: Questions heard at zoom meetings.

Oldtimers told me that if you like everybody you know in AA, you're not going to enough meetings.
by Aggiejim
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I drink because my life is ruined
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: I drink because my life is ruined

I'm in my 30th year of recovery and somewhere way north of 4000 meetings, maybe I missed the ones where it happened, but I'm yet to hear I went and got drunk and.....The boss called and apologized for firing me, begged me to come back with a big raise, ......Child Services let me know I'd get my kid...
by Aggiejim
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety

We were powerless over alcohol and our wives had become unmanageable.
by Aggiejim
Sat May 30, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Shopping for a sponsor
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Shopping for a sponsor

My home group has re-opened, but a few months ago we moved to the 2nd floor of an office building and a number of our senior members have had trouble with the steps. not the 12 steps but the 28 steps and moved to other groups, Bummer. So now I'm getting calls for my thoughts. Got one this morning fr...