32 years sober and home alone

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32 years sober and home alone

Postby Gordie H » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:26 am

Just signing the guest book. I can't get to many AA meetings now as my wife is beginning the journey through Alzheimer's and should not be left alone. Hoping to make some contact to AA on line.
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby Tosh » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:34 am

Welcome to the forum, Gordie; we've often got lots of topics on the go and there's often a steady stream of newcomers too. I'm a mere n00b compared to yourself at six-years-sober, but this forum got me to my first A.A. meeting which led, with some trials and tribulations to my recovery.

I'm glad you're here and I look forward to reading some of your input in the other posts.

And because I'm nosy, can I ask you where you're from? We're quite a diverse group here. I'm a Geordie (someone from North East England), though due to my alcoholism, I live in South East Wales, but we all have our crosses to bear.


Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” Rumi (No sniggering from the sex addicts)
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby Niagara » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:39 am

Hello and welcome Gordie :)

If you go through http://www.e-aa.org/talk.php, there are online meetings as well as the forums we have here. I come here daily - it's a vital part of my recovery, and where I started within AA.

Sorry to hear about your wife.

Best wishes to you both and hope to see you around :)

32 years is a long time sober, feel free to post your story - I for one would love to hear it!

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month -
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby Layne » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:51 am

Hi Gordie. Welcome. I wound up here when I moved to an island with no AA meetings. I still desired to maintain contact with fellow travelers and found this to be a great place to do that. A few years later, this forum is still fulfilling that facet very well for me. Glad you found us.
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby PaigeB » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:33 am

Welcome Gordie. As with all AA meeting places I am sure you will find many here to identify with and many to help. I look forward to having you around!
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby johnd » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:57 pm

Welcome Gordie.

Glad you found us... Hope to see some posts and shares from you... Sorry about your wife... We are here for you 24/7 always someone online.... I found this site in 2011. I am just 3 weeks away from my 29th anniversary... I can't believe how fast the time went... I remember just trying to get through the day :lol: .. Lots of Good friends here. Hope to talk soon... John D.
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby D'oh » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:24 am

Gord hey hang in there. My first Online post.

Seriously, after 15 years of good, really good sobriety, I stopped feeling the need for meetings and the fellowship of the program and stopped going to meetings.

Well life continued on, with a vengeance. And 7 years later I am back, grabbing everything I can from the meetings. Jobless but I have everything that I need to get by.

I have been doing a meeting a day, and now have found this forum to help me through the day.

Listening to speaker tapes. For alcoholics alcohol is only 15% of the problem. Living life is 85% of the problem. That's where God and the Fellowship come into play.
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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby Tommy-S » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:26 pm

Welcome Gordie,

Glad you found this. I would also suggest GSO's Loners-Internationalists Meeting (LIM). They have been helpful during various times in my sobriety, when I sailed on a ship, or when I was in Iraq. More info can be found on the AA website, hopefully this link will work:


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Re: 32 years sober and home alone

Postby Redflier » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:53 pm

You're a good man, Gordie H. Good luck to you. I hope you can find some suitable "interlocutors" on here.
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