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by Brock
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?

On two recent occasions, I have seen a member whose posts I greatly enjoy, advise that by going to ‘open meetings,’ a new person will not be asked to speak, since these are for invited speakers only. Where I live we only have open meetings, and we never have an invited speaker, except sometimes once...
by Brock
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Planting Your Spring Garden.
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Planting Your Spring Garden.

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by Brock
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First Time
Replies: 8
Views: 46

Re: First Time

For a person who drinks a lot every day suddenly stopping can be dangerous, and in these cases a doctors visit is a good idea, often tranquilizers are prescribed for a short while. Others speak of tapering off, and I have done this myself, drop the intake to maybe five beers spaced out over the firs...
by Brock
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: First Time
Replies: 8
Views: 46

Re: First Time

Welcome here. The people I have heard speak in meetings, came to the realization and accepted they were alcoholic, in many different ways. That is step #1 of the 12 steps, admitting we were powerless over alcohol, it’s an important step and some say the only one we must be 100% sure about, because w...
by Brock
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: Help Me!

I’ve even self moderated, changed drinks and taken a sabbatical from drinking to prove that I could give up whenever I wanted but it’s happening again I think we all tried stuff like that, nobody wants to admit they are alcoholic at first, the big book mentions it in ‘more about alcoholism’ - Here ...
by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Visiting Family in a Small Town
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Visiting Family in a Small Town

Hi Sarah, welcome to e-AA. As you say AA can become part of everyday life, and most importantly enjoyable, I think your post carries a powerful message especially to newcomers, and we get a fair amount of new folks here, they may not post anything but rather just enjoy reading. In that respect it’s ...
by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Service
Topic: E-AA Group Service Positions.
Replies: 1
Views: 17

E-AA Group Service Positions.

Like other AA groups, e-AA rotates members in service positions, some of these are currently being elected, for service starting on the 1st of September. Normally, this is conducted within the group conscience meeting, however, the group conscience has agreed to post it here as well, in the hope tha...
by Brock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"
Replies: 23
Views: 6960

Re: "What is the Role of Sponsorship?"

I believe you are quite right, it does not have to be our sponsor. It actually says - “Perhaps our doctor or psychologist will be the person.” and “It is important that he be able to keep a confidence; that he fully understand and approve what we are driving at...” Based on that a therapist should b...
by Brock
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Afraid

Welcome here Shanwow. It is natural to be scared of something like this when we don’t know what we will be facing, and we have had this question asked by newcomers before, it’s a good question for these forums and I hope we can help. We can’t tell if it will be big or small, but either way every AA ...
by Brock
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Sober Student Here - Want to help with my research?

Hello Sober Student. We do get requests like this from time to time, personally, I feel if non alcoholics do research, that information can possibly help those who need it. You were not clear whether we should email or private message you, and try to answer set questions, I believe answering this - ...
by Brock
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

Welcome to e-AA joe. You sound on pretty solid ground, because you have ‘had it in your face’ many times and didn’t give in, I expect you have done the steps of the program, and this together with a belief in some sort of higher power has kept you sober. I have met and listened to some members in me...
by Brock
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: new here
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

Re: new here

I am an alcoholic. I needed to say it out loud and admit it. I abuse alcohol. Welcome here Aryaphoenix. That’s the first step in AA, we admit we are alcoholic, followed by admitting our lives have become unmanageable. Usually we admit that after we try to stop drinking and fail, or we stay away fro...
by Brock
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: When Instincts Exceed Their Purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: When Instincts Exceed Their Purpose

Yes, real nice to hear from you positrac, I was concerned because you reported a few health issues in the past. So my instincts did exceed their purpose, and were telling me maybe you bit the dust, very happy those instincts were wrong.
by Brock
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Conflict with fellows (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Conflict with fellows (?)

Welcome to e-AA, thanks for your question. I tread carefully when trying to suggest what someone else should do, especially with amends, because it’s sometimes very difficult if we feel we are not at fault, it’s great that you already attempted to reach out to the person, it’s takes stones to do. It...
by Brock
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: So I guess I’m an alcoholic
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: So I guess I’m an alcoholic

Welcome here slapinworld, very good to have you with us.