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by maurits
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Today I'm grateful for...
Replies: 166
Views: 68825

Re: Today I'm grateful for...

a few months ago i started to use an (free) app on my smartphone which reminds my daily at 7pm to finish the following sentence in my own words: Today I am grateful for... initially i said to myself that i would give it an (genuine) effort for at least 90 days, based on the saying: "motivation gets ...
by maurits
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Urgent Help required
Replies: 5
Views: 4190

Re: Urgent Help required

Eddy(D) wrote: I am desperate to find like-minded people within the proximity to enable me to get back into recovery.
hi eddy,
i have met AAs in unexpected places,
hope that you also find support nearby,
take care
by maurits
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: to not pick up that first one today
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

to not pick up that first one today

looking back, didn't even think about an alcohol- (and drug-) free life before coming to AA, just wanted the daily agony, fatigue and frustration to stop, by listening to other recovering alcoholics, i slowly came to believe that it was possible to live a good life and to be alcohol- (and drug-) fre...
by maurits
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hitting a low point
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Hitting a low point

Find a doctor who would give you relief for your medical condition. For your mental needs, dive deep into the 12 steps. what i would have done differently when in pain, is to ask for help sooner, is to find medical attention sooner, although my first reaction to pain is still denying, suppressing, ...
by maurits
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hitting a low point
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Hitting a low point

Take care of yourself, rest when your tired, eat when your hungry, visit the Doc, and stay active in AA. All these things get me out of my head long enough for the problem to solve itself or the action I need to take to become clear. thank you all for sharing, at some point, i also had to face the ...
by maurits
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor
Replies: 32
Views: 26083

Re: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor

at some stage in my life, the S*** is going to hit the fan, so some fairly regular contact is good. in early recovery i went to 90 meetings in 90 days (actually i went to more than 90 meetings in 90 days, a bit obsessively one might say), and in that period i had daily contact with my sponsor to sh...
by maurits
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 6 months
Replies: 9
Views: 8538

Re: 6 months

Niagara wrote:
It's movement in a good direction....even if that movement is barely a shuffle, at times.
yeah i know that shuffle too! two steps forward, one step back ;-)

indeed, at least it's movement in a good direction,

congratulations niagara!
by maurits
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Falsely Accused
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: Falsely Accused

a lot of dysfunction that still goes on, and the atmosphere has been stressful for me not financially stable enough to move out yes indeed stressful, i can relate, to me AA meetings were (and still are) safe havens, there were times that i just sat there quietly breathing, eyes closed, sometimes li...
by maurits
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: dry for 7 years then it's all gone wrong ?????
Replies: 22
Views: 13810

Re: dry for 7 years then it's all gone wrong ?????

kel wrote:
easier to share with strangers who have been through similar things
yes i understand,

stay safe
by maurits
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My drinking is, again, out of conrol...
Replies: 13
Views: 2984

Re: My drinking is, again, out of conrol...

...don't be discouraged. One step at a time, and things get better, and suddenly you realize you don't have that obsession to drink anymore. yes, my experience as well, indeed liberating to suddenly realize that those ever-present all-consuming thoughts to drink were (gone and) no longer calling th...
by maurits
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Really hurting today--
Replies: 9
Views: 4170

Re: Really hurting today--

just feel so broken and disconnected from everyone else most of the time. thank you for sharing, i can relate, sometimes i still feel as if i'm a permanent guest in this world, alcohol used to help me with handling that stranger in the mirror, until that didn't work anymore of course, often disconn...
by maurits
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA or NA
Replies: 11
Views: 10976

Re: AA or NA

PaigeB wrote:
My sponsor said that I should keep it simple

also everything I add separates me from the others in the room.

thank you all,

nice to be here
by maurits
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: about to attend my first meeting and wanna drink already
Replies: 36
Views: 10056

Re: about to attend my first meeting and wanna drink already

Hanna wrote:
cause I was where you are now. I came through it one day at a time and you can too.
thank you all for sharing!
by maurits
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA or NA
Replies: 11
Views: 10976

Re: AA or NA

I've never been bothered by other alcoholics in meetings sharing about their drug problems group conscience in AA will continue to evolve and become more and more tolerant of dual addicts and "clean & sober" shares at AA meetings when i attend AA meetings, i say, my name is maurits and i am an alco...
by maurits
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: new comer
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: new comer

new to this site but thought it might be helpful Look forward to being a part of a mutually supportive group on here. thank you for sharing, in my experience, i had to walk every step in recovery myself, however, i wasn't alone in this, blessed (lucky, fortunate) for being at the right places (AA m...