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My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:46 am
by DennisD
Hello, my name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic.

I just found this site today while looking around for some online resources. I've been attending AA for a month via my local groups and have recently received my one month chip.

I just wanted to stop by and say Hi and hopefully I'll get some great info out of the posts here!

Thanks!

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:38 pm
by PaigeB
Hi Dennis! Welcome! And congrats on one month! Glad you found us!

We are a pretty active Forum and I hope you look around and see that we all love AA. Oh, as with any place on the web, there will be dissenters, but stick with the winners and I hope you find what I have found here at e-aa!

I am still a night person. It was hard when I first sobered up as most meetings and even some fellowship after meetings ended "early" for me. I went home to a quiet house and plenty of time on the clock to go get some booze. I found some late night online chat meetings and I used them a lot in the beginning ~ I do not think I would be sober without that late night support and contact with AA.

A little later on, I realized I needed to do something daily and I bought a Daily Reflections book. But I continued to get up in the morning and check my email and whatever else online. I never seemed to make it to the reading in the papery form! One day, book right next to me, I sought out a website that posted the Daily Reflection (this was before http://www.aa.org/ was posting it). I found one and it was a forum where we could also post our thoughts on the Reflection! Eventually I found this Forum and the DR posting (in our Closed Meetings section viewforum.php?f=52 )

I can guarantee that I have had conscious contact with AA ever since I found e-aa and I know that my sobriety & spirituality have been growing because of this daily contact! I even found they practice the Traditions of AA and allowed me to do service work online.

I am grateful I found e-aa and I am grateful you found us too!

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:47 pm
by ezdzit247
Hi Dennis and welcome.

Congratulations on one month of sobriety!

Looking forward to reading your posts and getting to know you.

Keep coming back....

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:03 pm
by DennisD
Thanks PaigeB and ezdzit247 :)

I've found a couple of really good group locally that are amazing and I've met some really good people. However, I've been looking for a place online to sort of fill the void when I am not able to get to a meeting. I am lucky to live in a very small town that has very active groups and daily meetings.

AA has certainly brought me a long way in the past month. I don't think I could be sober without it. I carry the daily reflections with me almost everywhere and am working my way through the Big Book as well.

Thanks for the warm welcome!

D

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:53 pm
by PaigeB
Here are some other venues in e-aa
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=8304

We belong to Online Intergroup which lists a bunch of other meetings in a bunch of different formats and languages
http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

I know you will find something that fits ~ including us here at the Forums! Available 24/7/365!

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:15 am
by DennisD
Thanks again PaigeB. Those links will be helpful.

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:48 am
by Noels
Hi Dennis, me again :) welcome man. Ive already read some of your posts and are really looking forward to reading some more.
I'll tell you in all honesty - I am learning a lot from the posts here. Best site ever. Like a member said in another post " it is like a community as we can ask, discuss, agree and disagree". That is how I gain AND REMEMBER knowledge.
Have an awesome day further.
Noels

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 am
by DennisD
Thanks again Noels. The warm welcome is greatly appreciated.

I've been perusing some of the historical stuff here since I joined and I'm already finding some valuable information. I am glad to have found this place.

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:35 pm
by Hanna
Hi Dennis,
Glad you found us. I found the "Our Stories" section of e-aa gave me much needed hope in the early days. I'm glad I hung around, I will celebrate 4 years sober this June. I look forward to seeing you in the forums.
Hanna

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:59 pm
by DennisD
Hanna wrote:Glad you found us. I found the "Our Stories" section of e-aa gave me much needed hope in the early days. I'm glad I hung around, I will celebrate 4 years sober this June. I look forward to seeing you in the forums.


Nice to meet you Hanna. I can only hope that one day at a time leads me to 4 years like you. I look forward to seeing you around as well.

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:39 pm
by tyg
Welcome...Glad you have joined us Dennis. Look forward to getting to know you better as I read more of you around the Forum.

Re: My name is Dennis and I'm an alcoholic

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:05 pm
by DennisD
tyg wrote:Welcome...Glad you have joined us Dennis. Look forward to getting to know you better as I read more of you around the Forum.


Thanks! I am finding tons of useful stuff in these forums. See you around for sure!