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by JohnElkRiver
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I just encountered a strange thing
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: I just encountered a strange thing

Nice flushing the pills. When I first sobered up I had Vicodin for a surgury. I found that much the same after I got to the point where I really didn't need them for the pain I had to get rid of them as I kept thinking about taking "just one more". Looking back I feel I dodged a bullet. I had enough...
by JohnElkRiver
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Chair person
Replies: 13
Views: 15501

Re: Chair person

I am the chair person or (Squad Leader) as we call it for my home group. I simply follow our written format for the meeting to open the meeting, hit the items we agreed was our format and then close the meeting. So getting us through announcements, reading the steps, birthdays, starting the content ...
by JohnElkRiver
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Grape Vine Rep? What Do You Do?
Replies: 6
Views: 8815

Grape Vine Rep? What Do You Do?

Hello, My home group is fairly small at 5-10 people and believe it or not, we don't even have a GSR. We have a chair (me) and a treasurer and that's it. So i'd like to try and bring in some service positions. I thought when I rotate out as chair i'd take GSR if no one wants it. What about bringing i...
by JohnElkRiver
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Question?
Replies: 14
Views: 3180

Re: Question?

I agree. If you really want to get sober, while I can't advise you on detox, go to an AA meeting. Find a sponsor asap. (even if it is a temp sponsor), and begin to work the steps. Do them exactly as they are written about in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. I was once sober 8 years. I can't remember d...
by JohnElkRiver
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Very nervous
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Very nervous

Bottom line, just try and get to a meeting, see what its like. You'll probably find something you didn't know was possible "hope". People who have been where you are and have recovered. There is a solution to alcoholism, you no longer need to drink if you take the 12 steps. I like that AA stuff is o...
by JohnElkRiver
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: 3rd Step Promises
Replies: 9
Views: 11656

Re: 3rd Step Promises

I like what you said about alcoholics not "launching well" I think you hit the nail on the head. I think we're often like those that make a decision to work out more and then never do. Ours has harsher consequences of inaction.
by JohnElkRiver
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step One work with my sponsor
Replies: 18
Views: 15225

Re: Step One work with my sponsor

The assignment sounds great, however your answer to the question below from More about Alcoholism and We Agnostics in the book Alcoholics Anonymous is really all you need. If you can honestly say that yes you meet both qualifications and you honestly realize you will never be "normal" then you are r...
by JohnElkRiver
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The Steps Aren't Necessary
Replies: 82
Views: 53793

Re: The Steps Aren't Necessary

This was probably stated somewhere in the other 5 pages of replies. It sounds like this might be a person of the hard drinking type. Not one of the "real alcoholics". Everyone with a desire to stop drinking may join our fellowship so it shouldn't be surprising that we'd have some who are not indeed ...