Introduction

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Introduction

Postby Mizzou11 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:58 pm

I am Tom and I am an alcoholic. I have tried to get sober for the past 3 years with 3 different treatment facilities. I am on my 3rd go around. The first time I did not believe in the 12 steps and I stayed home after treatment. The second time I tried a little harder but only had one foot in. This time I left my wife and child to come to FL and get sober. I am 61 days sober, and working the program now. I will be going home around my 90 days but I am building a strong foundation for when I do go home to my wife and kid. I am thankful for this program, it has shown me the way.
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Re: Introduction

Postby Spirit Flower » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:02 pm

Welcome Tom. AA works if you want it. Hope you do the work with a sponsor.
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Re: Introduction

Postby ezdzit247 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:16 pm

Hi Tom and and welcome to the e-aa forum.

Congratulations on 62 days sober!

My name is Mary and I'm an alcoholic too. I also struggled with trying to stay sober for several years after I knew my problem was alcohol and even after I knew AA had the solution to my problem. I just couldn't accept the idea that i could never go back to drinking like a lady again until my drinking almost killed me and I was forced to accept it. When I finally did get sober, I stayed sober by using AA's 24 hour plan. Instead of "quitting forever", I just didn't drink today, one day at a time. Early on in sobriety, whenever I got scared, angry, or anxious about the people, places and things in my life, I stayed sober an hour, a minute, or a heart beat at a time--whatever it took to stay away from that first drink. The One Day At A Time plan, ODAAT, worked really well for me. That, going to AA meetings, working the Steps and working with others has kept me safe, sane, and sober for quite a while now.

Glad you found the forum. Keep coming back....
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Re: Introduction

Postby avaneesh912 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:10 am

Welcome to the forum Mizzou11!. Hope you find a competent sponsor who would lead you thru the 12 steps and help have a spiritual awakening.
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Re: Introduction

Postby clouds » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:27 am

Welcome Mizzou :D

Glad you found us!

I went to three meetings of AA a week for a long time, for years, and it really helped me to keep steady on with my focus on the 12 step program of recovery. I needed that focus, meetings and contact with other people doing AA gave me the chance to hear how they were doing their sober lives. So many times I get stuck in my own little problems and a meeting is where I hear how others are daily solving their life problems using the steps as guidlines.

Thanks for coming here and hope to hear a lot more from you!
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Re: Introduction

Postby Roberth » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:39 am

Hello Tom and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles Area Alcoholic. glad to help any way I can
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