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by chefchip
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Trade one addiction for another?
Replies: 14
Views: 2908

Re: Trade one addiction for another?

Beer, (or would you rather be called aholic?), I am a rush junkie. Alcohol is just my first choice for whatever reason. At times I have substituted drugs of many unfortunate kinds but, thankfully, none of them took hold for too long. I drink coffee like a fool, along with many, many, many chocolate ...
by chefchip
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Still going strong
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Still going strong

Days go by with a rare thought to drink. Not sure how I lucked out to be in this place, finally after trying so many times... First, congratulations on 5 weeks but, more importantly I think, another day! I, too, am finally "in this place" after many false starts. Here is what I have learned. First,...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Non-alcoholic spouse's social drinking
Replies: 18
Views: 41664

Re: Non-alcoholic spouse's social drinking

What I do know is that her drinking is none of my business. Period. I need to remind myself of this on a daily basis. My life partner drinks on occasion. He usually (but not always) drinks reasonably. He can and does decide when he will drink and how much. He can make a fifth of bourbon last for a ...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Greetings from Kentucky
Replies: 6
Views: 4547

Re: Greetings from Kentucky

Lali, Thanks. Your question is not nosey! And it has two answers: 1) I recently noted the passing of 6 months of sanity from my drinking problem. I don't like to call it sobriety because what happened to me is so much more than just stopping hitting the bottle. The problem has been removed. It does ...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Greetings from Kentucky
Replies: 6
Views: 4547

Re: Greetings from Kentucky

Hawk and Ann, Thanks for saying hello! Ann, I'm trying to wrap my head around you being "down my way" last week with you being from Sweden. Hopefully you can enlighten me! But I'm glad you found the people friendly here. We try. Believe it or not if you were heading to the Aquarium and stopped at a ...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Greetings from Kentucky
Replies: 6
Views: 4547

Greetings from Kentucky

Hello, all... I just registered and wanted to say hello. I probably should have done this before I posted replies to a few topics that caught my eye! :roll: Anyway, my name is Chip. I'm a chef. Hence the user name. I am a member of AA in the great state of Kentucky, USA. I won't bore you with my sto...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Help with Step 1
Replies: 29
Views: 14073

Re: Help with Step 1

Wow.... I could have written what you did, KAA! As I was reading your post, I heard something in my head and realized that it came from a reading I hear/read every four weeks in a Back to Basics beginners' meeting of which I am a part, and where I actually "found" my sobriety. In a nutshell, this in...
by chefchip
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 3 fears and doubts
Replies: 23
Views: 14491

Re: Step 3 fears and doubts

Hi. I'm new to the board, but not AA, though I am by no means anywhere close to an oldtimer. This topic grabbed me and wouldn't let go, probably because I once found it to be the key to finally "getting" recovery for myself (a former hard-core militant atheist). I often feel that many people read th...