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by Roberth
Thu May 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: AA Meeting Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: AA Meeting Question

Hello deskshed and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. My home group which I have been part of for the last 18 years is the Skid Row Drifters. We have been carrying the message in Los Angeles’ skid row to the homeless since 1972. We had been meeting in a skid ro...
by Roberth
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: what is AA for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2964

Re: what is AA for?

Hello Blue and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Sound like you have the desire to stop. We only require the desire to stop not the ability. The ability comes from some kind of higher power. For many in the beginning it’s the fellowship of AA. That was how I g...
by Roberth
Fri May 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Rarely have we seen a person fail... meaning?
Replies: 23
Views: 5820

Re: Rarely have we seen a person fail... meaning?

Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path
considering the only measurement we have is not drinking, could it be as simple as rarely have we seen a people drink again? Hmmmmm food for thought
by Roberth
Mon May 07, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I can't stop drinking and don't know how to stop:(
Replies: 9
Views: 2844

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

Hello Ghostman and Welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Reading your post take me back to my last years of fighting with my disease. My problem wasn’t knowing I had to stop but rather I didn’t know how to. I tried so many different ways to stop yet I ended up dru...
by Roberth
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Adversity.
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Adversity.

I don’t know if adversity gives us more opportunity to grow but it sure is a better motivator
by Roberth
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Need Advice - Borrowing and Lending in 12 Step Programs
Replies: 13
Views: 4327

Re: Need Advice - Borrowing and Lending in 12 Step Programs

If loan someone money and my wife when crazy that would be between her and me. My action. my problem, our solution. The fiction it cause between my wife and myself I would handle it as a family matter. Should I dare say a group conscience? Not right or wrong but rather what is best for the group. Ma...
by Roberth
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 6 months Sober or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: 6 months Sober or not?

Hello Shogun, My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Let me be clear about something, my sobriety is exactly that….mine. I can give a ton of reasons what you should or shouldn’t do things but it’s really not my job. My job is to tell you what I did or would do. As far as pot goes t...
by Roberth
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help-I’m new to this
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Help-I’m new to this

Hello Anniea and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Well if you are thinking about stopping your drinking you are in the right place. Many of us here with help from each other have been able to solve our problem with alcohol. And the best part is we do it just ...
by Roberth
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 24
Views: 7140

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

Hello Preacher, My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. I am also an atheist. Glad to see you making the plunge into sponsorship. It the most important service work we do. Remember what Lois Wilson told Bill was ready to throw in the towel after none of the 600 or so guys he 12 step...
by Roberth
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ranks of effective treatment
Replies: 38
Views: 11523

Re: Ranks of effective treatment

Hmmmmm in actuality the top rated one should be the one that worked for you. Personally other than will power, AA was the first one I try and I have been sober since my first meeting. I am not a poster boy for AA but I have not needed to take a drink in over 26 years. Not sure I really need to try a...
by Roberth
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Even my boyfriend and my doctor don't believe
Replies: 9
Views: 3424

Re: Even my boyfriend and my doctor don't believe

hello irrlicht, Actually I don't care whether or not you are an alcoholic. if you want to stop drinking you are in the right place. I have found a way you live my life free from alcohol which I thought was impossible before I cam to AA.
by Roberth
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Marriage at risk need help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3880

Re: Marriage at risk need help!

Hello Goose and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. You might be surprised how many are looking to stop and don’t know where to turn in Puerto Rico, especially since the hurricane. Here is the General Service Area 77 website for Puerto Rico, aa.pr.org. They migh...
by Roberth
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Doing the steps
Replies: 33
Views: 9459

Re: Doing the steps

My sponsor believed the first 8 steps in 8 hours. We got through mine in less than a month. He introduce me to a set of principles for living by taking me through the step. Then he took me out with him and show me how he did AA. His example of applying the principle to his life really showed me what...
by Roberth
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 15
Views: 3672

Re: Forgiveness

One might confuse patience and trust with forgiving. I have run out of patience and trust for my son and my forgiveness wasn’t helping at all. 10 years ago wouldn’t let him near my home and I had to make peace with the thought that I would get a call to come and Identify his body one day. I had to l...
by Roberth
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In a general way
Replies: 10
Views: 3807

Re: In a general way

Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. Pg 58 To me what means is to let the new-comer know some of the things I did so they can relate to me. I don’t need to go into all the gory details when why I came to AA and what I did for recover...