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day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:24 pm
by marthamaree
I am going to a meeting tomorrow but I am unable to go today. I would love to get through tonite without a drink and get to the meeting and be one day and one night sober.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:43 pm
by Chelle
Welcome Martha,
Congratulations on Day one. I am glad you are here. Feel free to ask any questions, and let us know how your first meeting goes. You are no longer alone

Re: day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:46 pm
by Brock
Welcome here marthamaree. Nobody can say that staying sober doesn’t take some 'guts' at first, we must use our will power. The AA program will show you a better way, because will power does not work forever, and forcing ourselves to stay away from a drink is no fun at all. So hang in there, we all have been where you are, you are among friends here, and we all wish you the very best.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:56 pm
by avaneesh912
I would love to get through tonite without a drink and get to the meeting and be one day and one night sober.


The book alcoholics anonymous has some great stories we all can relate to. Here is the link to the 4th edition. You can read Bills Story, Dr Bobs Nightmare and 41 other stories.

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

Good luck.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:57 pm
by marthamaree
Thank you. I feel encouraged.
I have made a chart with the times between 6pm and 11pm which are the hardest times not to drink and I will tick them off.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:18 pm
by avaneesh912
Initial does of recovery is a pain but once you get involved with the fellowship and start understanding and working the 12 steps with your sponsor, the obsession gets removed. And you get to experience all the promises we read in the book.

I love the 10th step promise.

We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:04 am
by marthamaree
thanks everyone. I did it. I got through and so pleased. A nasty, legal thing happened today and I was pleased I hadn't had a drink. As I heard in the meeting (and I know it's true) "there is no problem so bad that a drink won't make it worse.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:12 am
by Brock
Well done keep up the good work, please remember the permanent solution comes via the steps, looking around for someone to help you with that is a good thing to keep in mind. Thanks for letting us know, and best of luck with the legal matter.

Re: day one

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:21 am
by Roberth
Hello marthamaree, welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Desperation is a great motivator for us alcoholics. Get you a meeting and raiser you hand when the ask for new-comers. . I will tell you what they told me when I was new and that is you will never have to take another drink if you don’t want to and even if you want to you won’t have to if you are will to do a few simple things. And for over 25 years that has been true for me and it all started with one day.