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by PaigeB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Spiritual or religious?

Good topic! I have been - or am currently - a firm atheist. My sponsor and my sisters in the program would say that I am not really... but can you guess the content of the Soul of another? Who can tell me what is Truly the authentic me? That is the compilation of a lifetime of moments - second and m...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: Question

I do not speak for this AA Group (e-aa) nor do I speak for any treatment center. I did not go to treatment either. What I am thinking is that the treatment center wants to be able to help him focus ONLY on recovery. Sometimes they think you have to change all your friends for a while. "They" meaning...
by PaigeB
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Layne wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:51 am
I can't change instances. I can change patterns.
Maybe someday I'll quit falling in and just get my feet wet? :lol: :lol:
by PaigeB
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober

Glad you lived to tell the tale. Your story WILL save the lives of others. Get back in the saddle but try not to drive the horse. My message lately is from the 7th Step prayer... My Creator, I am now willing that You should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that You now remove from me every singl...
by PaigeB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Layne wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:24 am
You don't drown by falling into a river. You drown by staying there.
OOooohhhhhhh.... :shock:
by PaigeB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

... Then we get to turn these things over to be corrected by our HP. This probably all depends on our willingness to go to any length in our step work. But as we progress, it is as you say a spiritual no no. Especially to "stay in" comparing ourselves to others. I also need reminders like this.
by PaigeB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

We must always be very careful to not compare our INSIDES with others' OUTSIDES. We NEVER Know what another person is truly going through. "Solitary self appraisal is seldom sufficient" so I have a sponsor and sister sponsees to discuss my progress with. The actual quote from page 72 from the Big Bo...
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Grateful
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Grateful

Hi Stuart - Hope to see you around the e-aa Forums!

Enjoy the day (unless you had other plans!) :lol:
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Think Think Think
Replies: 13
Views: 4973

Re: Think Think Think

Hi there I got sober in Chicago with a big book thumper advisor and sweet professor church going lady sponsor. I am grateful they told me Think, Think, Think was not for me. Instead I should Pray, Pray, and then pray some more. My mind was not clear enough in the beginning. And, there few reference...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Binge drinker
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Binge drinker

"... how to beat this demon." They call alcohol "spirits" for a reason. AA has a spiritual solution as well as a practical program of action. No matter how you drink, if you want to quit and find out you cannot, AA has 12 Steps that are the Key to long term sobriety. Find a meeting near you https:/...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcohol anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Alcohol anxiety

Brain injuries can be a real bear. Science is working hard to understand them, but the brain is like the final frontier of the human body. It is SO very complex. I wonder if you can get in on a study and maybe that'll put you in contact with some new trials & methods? Of course no matter what I alwa...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Working with a newcomer
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Working with a newcomer

I had a friend who went back out who would call when mildly intoxicated or when she was ready to make another try. I took her to meetings a few times too... but I always answered her calls. She was an AA friend, but she was also an alcoholic who still suffered and to me it was important to let her k...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcohol anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Alcohol anxiety

Could really do with someone to talk to. im in a mess and i think i will have to open another beer im ashamed Once I put any alcohol whatever into my body I set off the responsive "allergy" attack which manifests itself in the form the Doctor's Opinion calls "the phenomena of craving." I was NEVER ...
by PaigeB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hello =)
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Hello =)

Welcome Sammy! I hope you can find what I have found!

Keep coming back! See you around the boards!
by PaigeB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: IMPATIENCE
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: IMPATIENCE

I don't know if it helps or not - I took the expensive way and put it on a medical credit plan. (in box me if you want that credit card company name) Pay off more than the lowest payment every month. It still sucked. We alkies want the cheap and the easy. Perhaps there is still time to inventory wha...