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by Db1105
Fri May 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Alano Clubs - Breaking Tradition?
Replies: 54
Views: 31433

Re: Alano Clubs - Breaking Tradition?

I have an issue: "Alano" Clubs. I have no issue with sober clubs per se. Lets start with the fact that Alano is short for Alcoholics Anonymous and thus violates the 6th tradition: "An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest ...
by Db1105
Sun May 14, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Felt like a moron after my share today
Replies: 25
Views: 16300

Re: Felt like a moron after my share today

OK. I've got 3.5 months sober and I never share at meetings. I go to at least 7 meetings a week, more when I can. My sponsor has been encouraging me to share since I first got sober but I was resistant for a long time because I just didn't feel like I had much to add. Last week I made a promise to ...
by Db1105
Sun May 14, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ambiguity.
Replies: 61
Views: 26765

Re: Ambiguity.

The Hazelden folks put out a three part daily reading for alcoholics, much like our daily reflection. The first part of today’s, I believe can be interpreted in a way which puts our program in a poor light. I will put it up, (don't worry moderators it shouldn't be an infringement of copyright). Twe...
by Db1105
Thu May 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: court cards
Replies: 33
Views: 24071

Re: court cards

I'm also one of those under 18 old delinquents who was ordered to AA by the courts. I didn't have a drinking problem. I had a getting arrested all the time problem. I also claimed I only had a drug problem. It wasn't my drinking making me doing all the crazy crap, it was the drugs. I'll be eternally...
by Db1105
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Walked out of two meetings this week
Replies: 64
Views: 32820

Re: Walked out of two meetings this week

It's been well over a month since I replied to this post and over six weeks since I attended a meeting. Here I my thoughts. I remain strong and sober. I have no desire to drink alcohol ever again. Why? Because I know what it will do to my life if I do. Did a "Higher Power" play any part of this? NO...
by Db1105
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Cross Addicted
Replies: 19
Views: 9017

Re: Cross Addicted

I've never been a big fan of the circuit speaker thing. I'd much rather hear someone struggle through speaking from the heart rather than a well polished story. Our Traditions clearly state that the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. That outweighs anyone's "opinion". I he...
by Db1105
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disrespect
Replies: 48
Views: 29189

Re: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disres

In my recovery, the bible is just another history book. It doesn't matter. What matters is that I work The Twelve Steps. When my natural instincts start running wild, working with others or other service work help keep me grounded.
by Db1105
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Free Literature
Replies: 11
Views: 5184

Re: Free Literature

My Homegroup has literature for the taking, meeting list, and all newcomers receive a copy of The Big Book.
by Db1105
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm scared I may be an alcoholic later in life.
Replies: 13
Views: 5864

Re: I'm scared I may be an alcoholic later in life.

I sobered up shortly before my 18th birthday. I just turned 57 and not drinking has only kept me from drinking alcohol. It's has enabled me to have a great life. Hi, Db. Did you mean to say, "...and not drinking has NOT only kept me from drinking alcohol. It has enabled me to have a great life."? I...
by Db1105
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm scared I may be an alcoholic later in life.
Replies: 13
Views: 5864

Re: I'm scared I may be an alcoholic later in life.

I sobered up shortly before my 18th birthday. I just turned 57 and not drinking has only kept me from drinking alcohol. It's has enabled me to have a great life.
by Db1105
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Plugging HA home group at AA meetings?
Replies: 37
Views: 17649

Re: Plugging HA home group at AA meetings?

I've always practiced then "when in Rome" method in my recovery. When I'm in an AA meeting, it's all about Alcoholics Anonymous, when I was in NA, it's all about Narcotics Anonymous. I have a AA Homegroup and had an AA sponsor who I went through the Twelve Steps. I had an NA Homegroup and NA Sponsor...
by Db1105
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 2 years clean!
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: 2 years clean!

Congratulations!
by Db1105
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: 4th Step, Big Book or 12 x 12?
Replies: 11
Views: 11487

Re: 4th Step, Big Book or 12 x 12?

I did a 4th and 5th Step from the Big Book with my AA sponsor, and a 4th and 5th Step with the 12 & 12 with my NA sponsor, but that was before NA Basic Text.
by Db1105
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 35 years...
Replies: 14
Views: 9751

Re: 35 years...

Congratulations!
by Db1105
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Year 37
Replies: 16
Views: 15320

Re: Year 37

Nice to celebrate year 39 at the midnight candlelight meeting. Great way to kick off another year sober!