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by Chelle
Sat May 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I can't stop drinking and don't know how to stop:(
Replies: 9
Views: 3670

Re: I can't stop drinking and don't know how to stop:(

Hi Ghostman. welcome to e aa. You have come to the right place to get over your problem with the drink. Alcoholism does not care how old you are. I was able to quit on my own in my twenties for several years. Believing I did not have a problem, I picked it back up in my late 30s and figured I could ...
by Chelle
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Does A.A. Have A Monopoly On "god/higher powers"?
Replies: 17
Views: 6667

Re: Does A.A. Have A Monopoly On "god/higher powers"?

The ONLY way I have been able to achieve any amount of sobrity is in AA. If I could have found and succeeded any other way, I would be doing it. This is not an opinion, this is my FACT. Do I need meetings? Maybe, maybe not. Working with other alcoholics has helped me beyond words,and not something I...
by Chelle
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What age do you recall drink being an issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 4836

Re: What age do you recall drink being an issue?

I can honestly tell you that I do not think I drank like a normal person from the very sip at around 13. I drank the whole bottle, got sick and couldn't wait to do it again. As a young adult I would go to the bars with my friends, they had fun and I got wasted. I could not stop once I started. I onl...
by Chelle
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Afraid to go to AA because I might need to leave
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Afraid to go to AA because I might need to leave

Hi Minime, I could tell you not to be afraid, but it probably wouldnt help. I understand how you are feeling.I was scared at first too, and I also have anxiety issues. There really is nothing to be afraid of. Just put one foot in front of the other and go on in. If you have a friend or family member...
by Chelle
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Walking out of a meeting
Replies: 40
Views: 16841

Re: Walking out of a meeting

Hi Ross, Whatever you are doing, it's working. You haven't had a drink in 8 months! The steps are a suggestion and are encouraged. We have many old timers around that talk about working the steps but never say how they apply them to their lives. It's ok with me, if it's ok with them. They just aren'...
by Chelle
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Embarassed to go back to meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Embarassed to go back to meetings

"If you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it..." That is what kept running through my mind when I drank after 18 months. I was willing to go to any length, including telling on myself. I was embarrassed and ashamed, and cried thru my share. NO ONE judged me, others cried t...
by Chelle
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The big 9 - 0
Replies: 8
Views: 5031

Re: The big 9 - 0

Nice job High Cost! I've been reading your posts and haven't seen anything in awhile. Glad to here you are still keeping on. One day at a time really adds up =biggrin
by Chelle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I stop
Replies: 43
Views: 18166

Re: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I s

Hi Stella, I understand wanting to look and feel pretty. I have personally never been able to fix my internal condition by polishing up the external. (and I'm a girly girl who takes pride in my appearance). =wink It might have helped me feel better for a short period, but at the end of the day/night...
by Chelle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Completely ticked off
Replies: 9
Views: 3632

Re: Completely ticked off

I ran into something like that once. It turns out that what was being said about me was out of genuine concern. My sponsor pointed out that if I didn't want them to know things, I shouldn't tell them! If it is your sponsor that broke your confidence, that's a different story. Is it a big deal if som...
by Chelle
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Inadequate amends?
Replies: 9
Views: 6282

Re: Inadequate amends?

I am the daughter of a mother who never recovered from alcoholism, and also the mother of a daughter who has. I can not possibly apologize for all of the things that I have done that have harmed her, but did my best of which I could remember. We have grown closer in my sobriety, and as a result have...
by Chelle
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I stop
Replies: 43
Views: 18166

Re: I need advice.I would hate for this to be the reason I s

Hi Stella, If that was happening to me, I would ask if I could speak to her alone for a moment and pull her off to the side. I would thank her for how welcome she has made me feel, and tell her straight out that all of this physical contact makes me very uncomfortable. I would tell her it is me and ...
by Chelle
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Triggers and avoiding them
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

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: 39844

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: 5543

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: 2680

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