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Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby justtom » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Hello folks, I just joined and wanted to say hi.
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Re: Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby D'oh » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:21 pm

Hey Tom, Welcome!

Enjoy your journey here. There are lots of help and views. Never be afraid to ask.
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Postby OnPoint » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:05 pm

welcome. I hope you find here the value you are seeking.
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Re: Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby tyg » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:06 am

Hi Justtom, welcome to the forum. Look forward to reading more of you. :)
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Postby Robert R » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:09 am

Welcome Tom, Look forward to more posts from you.

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Re: Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby leejosepho » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:41 am

Welcome, Tom...and it took me a couple of minutes to figure out how people were knowing your name! Some of us are a bit slower than others.

If you have a desire to stop drinking, one of the first things we do is to try to make clear "the distinction between the alcoholic and the nonalcoholic." ("Alcoholics Anonymous", page 44) In summary, that amounts to this:

"If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, << a mental/emotional obsession for the effect of alcohol
"or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, << a physical craving caused by each drink demanding more
"you are probably alcoholic...you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer." (same page)

We do not share that combined experience of ours to diagnose you, and neither will we drill you to see whether that might be your case. We just want you to know we are people who definitely understand what it means to be powerless over alcohol whether drinking or sober and that we have a permanent solution for our inherent inability to "Don't drink".
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"We A.A.s do not *stay* away from drinking [one day at a
time] -- we *grow* away from drinking [one day at a time]."
("Lois Remembers", page 168, quoting Bill, emphasis added)
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Postby Chelle » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:51 am

Hi justtom. Glad you are here and please keep coming back! :D
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Postby clouds » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:15 am

Hi and Welcome!
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Re: Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby justtom » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:41 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone. :)
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Re: Justtom here & I'm new.

Postby Tosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:06 pm

justtom wrote:Thank you for the warm welcome everyone. :)


Hi Tom,

Have you been to any meetings and how are you finding recovery so far?
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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