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Newbie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:02 am
by Mr G
Hi just registered and having a look round,16 days no drink,U.K. male 50,just cold turkey and a few meetings,meeting don't seem to do it for me,I'm not being negative just saying how I feel,done one workshop and doing another one tonight,just though I'd say hi to all

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:49 am
by avaneesh912
meeting don't seem to do it for me


Welcome Mr G. Just going to meetings doesn't fix us. Working the 12 steps and getting connected to the power the book talks about does the trick. And we stay connected. Thats is the key. Meetings, steps, service work allows us to stay conscious/alert/mindful/increases our awareness.

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:41 am
by Noels
Welcome to e-aa Mr G :D I agree with Avaneesh. Perhaps chat to someone at the meetings to start the 12 step program and well done so far.
Love and Light
Noels

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:51 pm
by PaigeB
I find that so much can be done without meetings - yet I hear over and over how fulfilling the Fellowship is! You people of AA, both here and f2f, are the highlight of my day. I am going to keep coming back and I hope you do too Mr. G!

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:23 am
by ezdzit247
Mr G wrote:Hi just registered and having a look round,16 days no drink,U.K. male 50,just cold turkey and a few meetings,meeting don't seem to do it for me,I'm not being negative just saying how I feel,done one workshop and doing another one tonight,just though I'd say hi to all


Hi Mr. G

Congratulations on 16 days of sobriety!

Am curious. What kind of workshop did you do?

Keep coming back....

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:51 am
by Lali
Welcome, Mr. G! I apologize for just now seeing your post. At the time of your post you had 16 days and that's awesome! How are you doing today?

As Paige said, there's more to AA than just meetings - much more!! I would just suggest that you continue going to meetings, listen, find someone who has what you want and ask them to sponsor you. Your sponsor can guide you through the steps which is where the real recovery is in AA. I have a feeling that with time you will enjoy the meetings more. I, almost immediately, started getting to meetings early to see where I could help out with setting up the meeting, i.e., making coffee, passing out literature, putting out chairs, etc. I figured that me being somewhat of an introvert, this would help me to feel more comfortable and "a part of things". I was right - it worked! To this day, 6 six years later, I still pitch in, even when going to a particular meeting for the first time - especially when going to a new meeting for the first time - not just in my home group.

P.S. Like Edzit, I, too, am curious about the workshop you mentioned.


If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to ask. There are a lot of nice folks here that encourage one another.

Re: Newbie

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:27 pm
by Feeya
Mr G wrote:Hi just registered and having a look round,16 days no drink,U.K. male 50,just cold turkey and a few meetings,meeting don't seem to do it for me,I'm not being negative just saying how I feel,done one workshop and doing another one tonight,just though I'd say hi to all


Welcome Mr G. and congrats on 16 days of sobriety!
My name is Feeya and I am an alcoholic, I totally agree with the above, meetings alone aren't enough to keep us sober, there is much more needed!
I went to a few meetings and then I raised my hand and asked for help and found a woman to help me work the steps. And that is where, for me, things started getting better! The twelve steps are designed to help us recover and find a spiritual connection with our higher power!

It is not an easy road and some things just take time, but you are not alone! There are people that are willing to guide us newbies along!

Best of luck to you!