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Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:39 pm
by PuppyEars
So as I mentioned, only going on 4 months which is a pretty big deal for me. I am not tempted for a drink. My issue is dealing w/ life sober. S*** can suck! lol. I know that's what the steps are for.

4 months is amazing, hope it continues. I heard somewhere that the steps are not the power - they are the vehicle to the power.
As Brock suggested, there are speakers you can find on You/Tube such as Bob Darrell who truly understand alcoholism and are great for relating.
By the way, popular sparkling water drinks taste way better than non-alcoholic beer and can help you with that "fizzy fix" that we all love.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:44 pm
by Hays
Funny you mentioned that. A buddy, yes, his name is buddy, gave me one and I swear it was a gin n tonic. Any suggestions?

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:51 pm
by PuppyEars
I prefer Perrier.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:27 pm
by Reborn
When I try to justify, defend or explain my behavior most of the time I am not doing the next right thing. I never have to justify, defend or explain the right thing...just food for thought here.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:49 am
by Spirit Flower
NA beer does have a small percentage of alcohol.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:36 am
by Hays
Reborn wrote:When I try to justify, defend or explain my behavior most of the time I am not doing the next right thing. I never have to justify, defend or explain the right thing...just food for thought here.


Agree wholeheartedly but when communicating on a message board and not in person, things can be misinterpreted. Shoot, texting w/ my wife is still confusing.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:51 am
by Lali
Hays wrote: First, it is a bar but it's not just a drinking gang. If anything it's the safest place to go when I need to get away.


First, when you described these people's drinking habits (at every football game, church, etc.) it became evident that this IS, in fact, a "drinking gang".

Second, this is the safest place to drink? You are in denial, my friend. If you would make friends in the program, hanging out with them in various places, you would find THAT is the "safest place to go". Alcoholics do all of the things that you say your drinking buddies do, but everyone does these things SOBER.

Last, non-alcoholic beer DOES contain alcohol. It is only a matter of time before one of these beers is going to set off the "phenomenon of craving" which is half of the two part disease of alcoholism.

You are on a very slippery slope.

Re: New to e-aa

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:28 am
by ezdzit247
Hays wrote:Thanks for the replies guys. The "Bar NA" thing got the response I imagined....


I'm so glad you weren't disappointed.... :lol: