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by chefchip
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 28 today
Replies: 20
Views: 7361

Re: 28 today

Ditto, Ann. Many happy returns!
by chefchip
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!! - i know i'm shouting and i don't care
Replies: 9
Views: 5539

Re: ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!! - i know i'm shouting and i don't care

Congrats, Jack! As I recall, when I hit that one year mark, I shouted too. It was hard to believe that 365 days had come and gone. As a person who rarely could put more than a few days of sobriety together, one year seemed nothing short of a miracle. In a way, I hope that each year continues to seem...
by chefchip
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: FB Connections
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: FB Connections

There was recently a discussion about anonymity in a group I attended. An old timer asked a couple of questions that I will paraphrase. "Does AA benefit from me being its poster child? Is the fellowship helped if, for example, I wear an AA button, or have an AA-related bumper sticker? What is my mot...
by chefchip
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Diego just had his last drink
Replies: 42
Views: 12382

Re: Diego just had his last drink

Diego, If you can't tell, let me say that most of us here can identify with what you posted. What struck me about your words is that you seem to realize that the consequences of your latest binge are natural and even expected. Too many people in your situation rail about the unfairness of it all, et...
by chefchip
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hitting a low point
Replies: 21
Views: 4787

Re: Hitting a low point

Well, I gave in to my urge to numb the pain. Everything I've work for the last 5 months is now washed away. I'm at risk of losing my job and my family. Ugh!! Been there, done that. I'm sorry you've had this setback. I don't want to minimize it, believe me. I know what it is like to wake up and real...
by chefchip
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: FB Connections
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: FB Connections

I, too, have more than a few FB friends who are also in recovery. Being very sensitive to the Traditions regarding anonymity, I never post anything about my recovery on my Facebook timeline. Beyond that, if I want to congratulate someone, I do so privately with Facebook messenger, or even a simple t...
by chefchip
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my relapse
Replies: 14
Views: 5987

Re: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my rel

Greetings, and welcome. I'm sorry to hear that your recovery took a hit. A old-timer in my sponsorship family tells me all the time that there is nothing worse than an active alcoholic with a belly full of recovery. I would imagine that you are feeling something like that, from what you wrote. A cou...
by chefchip
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Being/God/Higher Power!
Replies: 29
Views: 12890

Re: Being/God/Higher Power!

Timmy88 wrote:My higher power saved my life I don't know who or what it is but its working.
I love it when someone "gets it." So far I still haven't felt the need to figure out the "who or what." The longer I am sober, the less important it seems to be for me.
by chefchip
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor
Replies: 32
Views: 23424

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

I see him every now and then and we usually have breakfast somewhere.We have a good time and he usually will hit me up with a question or 2 1.how are you doing with step 11? 2.Do you have anything that needs to be discussed with another person at once? I like this. I'm stealing this without apologi...
by chefchip
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Problems with a sponsee
Replies: 27
Views: 20362

Re: Problems with a sponsee

tomsteve wrote:
Lali wrote:
tomsteve wrote:Is the sponsee to fill a sponsors NEEDS?
Are sponsors to have NEEDS met?
No & no.
Thanks. Was beginning to think that after these years I might not have been doing it right. :shock:
That made me laugh. Thanks for that little dialogue! :lol:
by chefchip
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA and other drugs
Replies: 69
Views: 41674

Re: AA and other drugs

As no one has replied to the post that was here, I am removing it. I'll leave my previous post as is, and stand by it. I will reply to Lali's and Avaneesh's question privately, where the discussion should be regarding pot and tobacco. The rest of you will just have to guess what I say to them. :lol:
by chefchip
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA and other drugs
Replies: 69
Views: 41674

Re: AA and other drugs

Yes, there have been some interesting -- and occasionally heated -- discussions on this subject here at e-AA. On one or two occasions I participated, and even said some things I now regret saying. My current take is this, and please don't take this as official AA opinion. It's not. I have a couple o...
by chefchip
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 28 today
Replies: 20
Views: 7361

Re: 28 today

Wow. Congratulations. It dawns on me that, should I be blessed to be living and sober after 28 years, I will be 79 years old. In my family, that age is not unheard of. Still, I think I'll keep my head down and continue to take it on a daily basis! :lol: Thanks for sharing and giving the rest of us h...
by chefchip
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Help me: Husband is social drinker
Replies: 4
Views: 5693

Re: Help me: Husband is social drinker

Hello, Amberc522... I'm going to risk repeating everyone else. AlAnon. They understand what it is like to be in a relationship with someone who has a problem with alcohol. Keep in mind that they are not there to help you convince your husband that he has a problem. And they definitely will not teach...
by chefchip
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A social situation
Replies: 16
Views: 3861

Re: A social situation

I couldn't agree more with all that has been said. Believe it or not, however, there is nothing that odd in what you are asking, or in your situation. Most of us have been there and done that! I recently read an article about recovery from heroin. In the study, it was noted that veterans returning f...