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by Lucky
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

I had a false sense of accomplishment the other day. I had gone to a noon time meeting and made it 2 weeks. Less than 9 hours after the meeting I was at a bar watching a friends band. My head paid for it dearly all day yesterday. Now back to square one. I had an off day I apologize in how I worded w...
by Lucky
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

Lol...I wasn`t saying candy was keeping me from drinking or that it was a substitute. They just answered why I was craving sweets, etc without me asking why. I used to get most of my calories each day from beer....I`m just realizing how malnurished my body has been. Now that I`m not filling up on li...
by Lucky
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

Thanks for the tip aveenish. Can you explain how the 2 might contradict each other? from my understanding they are both approved literature from AA. Living sober is what I want to do. Live sober! The big book to me talks about what alcoholism is and why alcoholics can not drink. I`ve learned this le...
by Lucky
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

And about the meetings. Even though one place is in a run down church in the basement I have to remember to get past the visual part. I never worried about how crappy a dive bar was as long as they sold my drink. So I shouldn`t worry about the meeting location....rather the message I get while there...
by Lucky
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

Thank you for the comments and support everyone! It really does help. Today makes 2 weeks being dry for me. The last time I had 2 weeks of this I figured maybe I can just slow down and control the drinking and made a decision to quit fighting the inevitable. I may have slowed down for a bit...I real...
by Lucky
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: i'm almost 3 years sober but...
Replies: 14
Views: 3313

Re: i'm almost 3 years sober but...

Hey Boomer! From one deadhead/phishhead to another....welcome! I`ve been part of the 'jam scene' for over a decade so if you`ve been to some shows and spent time in the 'lot' then you should know how that lifestyle can get. I am 41 years old and on my 10th day of sobriety....first time in over 20 ye...
by Lucky
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to get a married couple to go to AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3420

Re: How to get a married couple to go to AA?

It seems like you had good intentions at first. But if you (non-alcoholic) are going to physically 'escort' them to meetings I think you will be hit with resistance. Who is supposed to watch 5 kids during the meeting?? Offering help in a subtle way is one thing but forcing someone isn`t going to wor...
by Lucky
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to get a married couple to go to AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3420

Re: How to get a married couple to go to AA?

aegis....you definitely sound like someone who cares! But a promise to support 6 kids is a HUGE promise. I have 3 days sober and I`ll quit once and for all if you want to finance my 3 kids' college :D People without children really don`t know how much it costs to provide for children these days. Ass...
by Lucky
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: You just gotta laugh...
Replies: 9
Views: 5965

Re: You just gotta laugh...

Sorry about that....didn`t know about the link policy. Guess I should read up on the site rules soon :oops: And I don`t like to make fun of people and never would if it involved a serious injury but I do feel there should be humor involved in recovery and sometimes we NEED to laugh ourselves or some...
by Lucky
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: You just gotta laugh...
Replies: 9
Views: 5965

You just gotta laugh...

So since we aren`t a glum lot is it ok to find humor in pure stupidity? Apparantly no one was injured and maybe this is the man`s 'rock bottom' and some good will come from it for him :mrgreen:


link removed in accordance with board policy
by Lucky
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4809

My first meeting in 5 years

The last week I have been gradually tapering off and getting my mind ready for the brick wall of sobriety. It`s a tough sell to yourself when your half full of alcohol already. Today was a seriously rainy day and usually I would sit and drink and watch the rain fall but I didn`t today. And I returne...
by Lucky
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: New beginning

Thank you all who have welcomed me! I do agree meetings are helpful to many people but it is nice to know there is a forum such as this one where there seems to be someone here to listen no matter what time or day it is. It`s like another tool or safety net in a sense. And it`s nice to be able to se...
by Lucky
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

New beginning

Hi all, New to this forum and haven`t been to an AA meeting in several years. Unfortunately haven`t gone more than 2 weeks without drinking for over 20 years. And that 2 weeks was a struggle. I have the genetic curse that makes me an alcoholic and have used that excuse to enable myself for far too l...