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Ckoleski85
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hello im chris im struggling pretty bad with staying off booze. i keep going back thinking i can handle it . i have 1 day sober as of right now really want and need to keep it up this time for good

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Ckoleski85 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 pm
hello im chris im struggling pretty bad with staying off booze. i keep going back thinking i can handle it . i have 1 day sober as of right now really want and need to keep it up this time for good
Welcome Chris,

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous online link is
http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline

The following chapters are a good place to start:

Three Chapters From The Big Book-

1.The Doctors Opinion.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbo ... pinion.pdf

2.There Is A Solution.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_chapt2.pdf

3.More About Alcoholism.
http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_chapt3.pdf

We provide a temporary sponsor facility here at e-AA.

To request a temporary sponsor to get you started with the AA programme, please complete our form here:

http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php

A temporary sponsor is a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous who is willing to share their experience, strength, and hope with another alcoholic as a way of service to help insure their own sobriety.

Their main function is to help guide the new person towards the 12 Steps, and also, where appropriate, to help guide the new person to face to face meetings and a f2f sponsor in their local AA community.

We assign women for women and men for men.

An excellent introduction on sponsorship, permanent or temporary, with questions and answers, is this pamphlet
from GSO :

Questions and Answers on Sponsorship:
http://aa.org/pdf/products/p-15_Q&AonSpon.pdf

You will also find much information and meetings near you by following the links below:

A.A. Near You.

http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

Outside US and Canada >

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa- ... es/world/1

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hello im chris im struggling pretty bad with staying off booze. i keep going back thinking i can handle it . i have 1 day sober as of right now really want and need to keep it up this time for good
Chris welcome to the forum. Jojo has provided valuable information. One thing you can do right away is access the text Alcoholics Anonymous online and read the chapter more about alcoholism. It helped many of us here to realize that the mind is the key culprit and that we need to have a attitude shift and the 12 steps is what helps us have a shift.
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter on alcoholism.(Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 92)

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i have 1 day sober as of right now really want and need to keep it up this time for good
Hi Chris, welcome. This could be the start of a wonderful new sober life. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

- Betsy
"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path."

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Ckoleski85 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 pm
hello im chris im struggling pretty bad with staying off booze. i keep going back thinking i can handle it . i have 1 day sober as of right now really want and need to keep it up this time for good
Welcome Chris glad you are here. Use the quick links above to hit all the new posts!
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB

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