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by Brock
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Don't Know Where To Start
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: I Don't Know Where To Start

I need to attend online meetings ASAP and I need proof of doing so... I wish you the very best, it is quite possible to achieve contented sobriety online. But I feel we would be lapsing in our duty, if we did not tell you, that online groups are not in a position to provide proof of that, or even t...
by Brock
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 46
Views: 2289

Re: God/Higher Power

I don’t hide these facts from anyone in the rooms and I don’t use or say things that would lead anyone to think that I work anything other then a secular program. I do this mostly for the newcomer who might feel unwelcome or put off with all the god talk, and I do it for all others to help them und...
by Brock
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 46
Views: 2289

Re: God/Higher Power

Welcome here Stassity.

Thanks for the reminder, it’s a powerful message you wrote. One that reminds me that without step eleven, I would really have no AA program at all.
by Brock
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: VERY URGENT, PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU KNOW
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: VERY URGENT, PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU KNOW

We at AA try not to give medical advise, but I have looked this up, and the drug which is more commonly called antabuse, would not have an effect after this length of time. Please keep in mind that drugs like these are not necessary for most of us, once you give yourself fully to the AA program, you...
by Brock
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Nearly died (Triggering)
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Nearly died (Triggering)

Welcome here Stephanie. Yes the groups in most areas are closed, and hopefully online groups like this one will help fill the void.
by Brock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Nearly died (Triggering)
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Nearly died (Triggering)

Good to have you here Alex. That is quite a path you have taken to AA, the fellow George who is over 20 years sober and gave you the message without any BS, sounds like he knows his stuff, the Big Book is much like a bible to us. In case you don’t have a copy, I will put up some chapters I find most...
by Brock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi I'm Alex
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Hi I'm Alex

Yes sorry it took a while, it's up now.
by Brock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Justin Alcoholic
Replies: 27
Views: 4370

Re: Justin Alcoholic

Hi Stephen, welcome here. It’s a shame about the relapse, but don’t be too hard on yourself, we have learnt from AA that an alcoholic can not possibly stay sober on will power, and apart from the meetings we need to do the steps, as you say accepting AA is good, but we must do what the program asks ...
by Brock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship after long time sobriety
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: Sponsorship after long time sobriety

I wanted to comment on this tread from the time it first went up, but my feelings about sponsorship, vary so much from that of the majority, I was afraid I might put others off, and kill the thread. Also, I sometimes get carried away in writing, and trust that others respect that we can have differe...
by Brock
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Online group by select invite only
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Online group by select invite only

I think under #5 they are OK, because it says the primary purpose is carrying the message, and they are doing that, even if the message is to invited members. Also, while #3 is closer to being broken, I feel tradition 4 trumps them both. It is important that any group can do exactly as they please, ...
by Brock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine

Jquick said - It’s funny you mention that , because whenever I see characters on a TV show drinking, it sometimes makes me wanna “join in” and drink too. I then remind myself that they are not alcoholics and alcohol isn’t a problem to them like it is to me. Our big book has very ‘dated’ language, wh...
by Brock
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Step 1

Welcome to e-AA morless 11. I started quite late in life as well at 60, and am 71 now, never been happier. That first step is very important, and it sounds like you are on the right path. Pity about the meetings being mostly cancelled with the virus, I hope and expect that this and sites like it can...
by Brock
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Xanax
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Xanax

I agree that the topic of drug taking in recovery is important, in my experience members are very strict, and quick to criticize the taking of any drug requiring a prescription, and even some ‘milder’ sleep aids which are over the counter. Part of the reason for this ‘attitude,’ might be as explaine...
by Brock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Fourth time trying
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Fourth time trying

I also took about four ‘tries’ at AA over a period of about thirty years, finally ended up in a mental hospital ward in a third world country, where the other 'patients' were vagrants they were trying to keep off the street, and the country had no rehab I could get into. The vagrants stole my cloths...
by Brock
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: hallo everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: hallo everyone

At the bottom of any page in the blue section is a link marked ‘The team,’ these are the current administrators of the site. When any of these members post, the 'rank' below their name says 'Trusted Servant.'