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by Chelle
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Triggers and avoiding them
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Triggers and avoiding them

Hi caretaker, When I was newly sober just about every person, place and thing was a trigger for me. I felt like I could not do anything, including life without booze. I could not understand how people could speak at a meeting without being half lit. That was a huge "keep coming back" for me, I wante...
by Chelle
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Are there any runners here?
Replies: 41
Views: 36017

Re: Are there any runners here?

Wow Spirit, very impressive! Good job =biggrin
by Chelle
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: one week.
Replies: 12
Views: 4597

Re: one week.

Good job Marthamaree. I remember many first weeks sober. I hope you keep on going to meetings and do the work involved with the steps. It gets better and better. If you do, it will no longer be hard. It is worth it, and so are You!
Thanks for sharing
by Chelle
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am celebrating 5yrs sobriety!
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

Re: I am celebrating 5yrs sobriety!

Welcome Davemus. Congratulations on 5 years of sobriety. Thank you for sharing your accomplishments. What a great testimony to the power of our program =biggrin
by Chelle
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 15479

Re: Coffee and AA

I think that if someone has a caffeine problem they should start a support group for that affliction. The same goes for sugar.
by Chelle
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The First One!
Replies: 70
Views: 16436

Re: The First One!

At meetings in my area, well meaning members often say, 'it's the first one that get's you drunk, just don't take the first drink.' There is truth in that, but some of us really don't like hearing it, unless immediately followed by saying we have no power against taking that first drink, that the p...
by Chelle
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: day one
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: day one

Welcome Martha,
Congratulations on Day one. I am glad you are here. Feel free to ask any questions, and let us know how your first meeting goes. You are no longer alone
by Chelle
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Need to stop drinking for my health and my marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: Need to stop drinking for my health and my marriage

Good for you coming back here. Glad to hear you still have the desire to stop drinking. Your share is very familiar to me. I saw a therapist many years ago, and it was there that I realized that I needed to quit drinking. I did indeed quit for quite a long time, but my thinking never changed. I pick...
by Chelle
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: OUR FRIEND JOHN.
Replies: 27
Views: 13516

Re: OUR FRIEND JOHN.

Thanks Brock,

John!
What a gross thing to do! But so freaking hilarious :lol:
Glad to hear you are spreading joy every where you go =biggrin
Speedy recovery friend
by Chelle
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New to emeetings
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Re: New to emeetings

Welcome Stephanie!

E aa is a great way to bridge the gap. Glad you found us. =biggrin I attend a meeting with a hearing impaired man. He has a sign language lady that meets him there every week. Maybe that's an option?
by Chelle
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: In the Grand Scheme of Life ...
Replies: 21
Views: 6876

Re: In the Grand Scheme of Life ...

I wish you all good things Noels. =biggrin
by Chelle
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hey Everyone! New member
Replies: 7
Views: 5479

Re: Hey Everyone! New member

Hi Wendy, I am glad you are here. I hope you will attend lots of face to face meetings as well. That's what helped me, along with getting a sponsor and working those steps! I totally related to what you shared, and I also didn't like who I had become. They told me "you don't have to live that way an...
by Chelle
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Feeling like crap
Replies: 28
Views: 14863

Re: Feeling like crap

Noels wrote:Thanks for the advice Chelle but I seem to think I asked for useful information.
You are welcome Noels. I'm sorry you did not find it useful.
I Hope you find the answers you are looking for.
by Chelle
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Am I an alcoholic?
Replies: 13
Views: 6099

Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Hi Kraton, You might be. When I started trying to control it and could not keep a quit, I knew I was in trouble. Normal people who want to quit just do it. No fuss, no muss. The fact that you are questioning it should give you pause. Check out a meeting and see if you can relate. You might be a hard...
by Chelle
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Feeling like crap
Replies: 28
Views: 14863

Re: Feeling like crap

Hi Noels, I too started feeling disconnected and resentful at AA about a year ago. I fed that resentment until I eventually said screw it and I drank. I'm not saying this could happen to you, but it did with me. It took a great big bender and alot of blaming other people. I went back to AA and rewor...