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by Hanna
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Each day I have to be grateful
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Each day I have to be grateful

Thank you John for sharing this, my sincere condolences for the loss of your cousin. This was a post I will reflect on often. I was so afraid I was going to die the same way as you decribed the end of your cousins life. I have 3 years of sobriety, yet I still fear dying alone surrounded by empty bot...
by Hanna
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to this forum. Really struggling
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: New to this forum. Really struggling

I was in your place 3 years ago, but I did lose the job, my driver's license and my family's respect, my friends just stopped calling. I thought alcohol was my only ally. I was so used to living in the chaos that it become normal. I was caught in a vicious cycle of fear, anxiety and alcohol. Everyda...
by Hanna
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 1 year today
Replies: 27
Views: 14631

Re: 1 year today

Congratulations!!!!!!
by Hanna
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: BB page 60
Replies: 15
Views: 5531

Re: BB page 60

...quite simply, that making decisions based on how I feel in the moment as opposed to principles I have accepted, will always fail. Acting on principle only when I feel like it is still a life based on self will. It's only when I can choose to put those principles first and base my decisions on th...
by Hanna
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Drunk after a couple decades sober
Replies: 10
Views: 6338

Re: Drunk after a couple decades sober

I'm sorry for what's happening and I am glad you came here. You can figure this stuff out, once you put down the booze. Get busy,look for some new meetings to find a comfortable fit for a sponsor, do a new meeting a day for the next week. Take it one day at a time, may the next thing you choose to d...
by Hanna
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 3 years sober!
Replies: 9
Views: 10866

3 years sober!

I want to thank all of you who show up here and offer your E,S & H. You were here to welcome me and tell me I could do this, I wasn't sure at all that I could ever stop drinking. I thought I was hopeless and you were here to tell me I wasn't, I can't find words meaningful enough to let you know how ...
by Hanna
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 41 years
Replies: 16
Views: 15578

Re: 41 years

Congratulations on 41 years, and thank you for sharing the hope!
Hanna
by Hanna
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I HAVE TO STOP DRINKING!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 19138

Re: I HAVE TO STOP DRINKING!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Willy, It really does work when you work it! It still amazes me at how simple this program is, one day at a time one foot in front of the other, one right decision at a time. It was the simple things that I learned in this program that helped me begin living one day at a time without a drink. Con...
by Hanna
Sat May 30, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: The fun of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (noob)
Replies: 27
Views: 8422

Re: The fun of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (noob)

"I can see now why its so hard to quit... because drinking feels so good. Its not like I am physically addicted to it, but I am addicted to the high. I ... I just.. want to feel good and escape the pain of life and have pleasure instead. That pretty much sums it up. Copied from the Big Bool,excerpt...
by Hanna
Fri May 29, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: The fun of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (noob)
Replies: 27
Views: 8422

Re: The fun of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (noob)

Hi and welcome to e-aa. Your day sounds similiar to my old days, as far as thinking the alcohol is going to make things better, it never did. Thankfully I hit bottom and looked for help, the solution is in the steps. I am so happy and relieved that I don't feel the need for alcohol since taking the ...
by Hanna
Wed May 27, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Greatful to AA
Replies: 15
Views: 5823

Re: Greatful to AA

Hi Oilyragjo,
Nice to have you here. It's keeps getting better, the further away from the drink you get.
Look forward to sharing the journey with you.
Hanna
by Hanna
Tue May 26, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 10 Years
Replies: 7
Views: 6148

Re: 10 Years

Congratulations Patter! 10 years, that you for sharing the hope~
Hanna
by Hanna
Sun May 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: So Far So Good
Replies: 9
Views: 5566

Re: So Far So Good

Good Morning Cindy, In the beginning I was like a cat on a hot tin roof, I couldn't sit still and I couldn't finish anything I started. So I tried to breakdown the stuff that needed to be done, example, clean my desk, I decided to just throw away junk mail only. Clean the kitchen, just get rid of ou...
by Hanna
Fri May 15, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: HI.. I AM NEW TODAY
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Re: HI.. I AM NEW TODAY

Hi Cindy, Glad you found us. The best decision I ever made was when I reached out for help to stop drinking. I received a lot of help from this site. By reading the Big Book, going to meetings and taking the steps my life is so much better now. No more waking up with fear, regrets and anxiety, next ...
by Hanna
Fri May 15, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 30 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 5339

Re: 30 Years

30 years! wow, thank you for speading the hope MissAmber!
I was married in Oct of '85, how I wish I had joined you then~