How E-AA helped

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Tommy-S
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How E-AA helped

Post by Tommy-S » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:32 pm

Hello Folks,

My electronic journey is a little different.

I was not new to "long-distance' support from AA as I started my journey in sobriety on a Navy Aircraft Carrier.

Back then, before satellite cell phones & internet, I used the letters and cards I received through the Loners- Internationalist Meeting (LIM) that GSO New York puts out to help me make another '24 hours'. Some of those conversations took weeks to receive a reply via 'snail-mail', but the knowledge that "I wasn't alone" coupled with the willingness to 'Go to any Lengths' put me on a solid path to recovery from Alcoholism.

Twenty-Five years later, I was overseas again, in a war zone, and needed "the Hand of AA". A friend suggested checking out 'online AA'. I did, but wasn't too satisfied with what I viewed. I needed to find a group that was focused on recovery through AA.

I kept searching and happily, stumbled on E-AA, run by a conscientious group of Trusted Servants who strive to adhere to AA traditions, and a regular membership with strong sobriety.

I've been out of "In-Country" for a few years now, but remain active with E-AA. Today, rather than being a supplement to make up for lack of face to face AA contact, its become an addition to the regular meetings I attend. I enjoy the friends I've made on-line, and the occasional 'pearls of wisdom' I can harvest from the world-wide e-AA membership.

I'm grateful for the technology (and those who keep it running smoothly) that allows me to be in touch with others like myself, striving to recover from a Hopeless State of Mind and Body, from all corners of the planet.

Thanks to AA (& e-AA), I got it good... Tommy
Together, we don't have to cave in or wimp out to that Fatal First One, no matter what today!

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Re: How E-AA helped

Post by Duke » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:36 pm

So glad you're here Tommy.
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Re: How E-AA helped

Post by maurits » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:14 pm

Tommy-S wrote:

I'm grateful for the technology (and those who keep it running smoothly)

thank you for sharing Tommy!
same here, got it good through AA as well,
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Re: How E-AA helped

Post by johnd » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:23 pm

Thank You for your contributions and service. John D.
Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans- Anonymous

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Re: How E-AA helped

Post by ann2 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:15 pm

Cool post Tommy. I didn't know all that about you and how you got here. Great info.

Thanks for being a good friend to me and a solid group member :)

Ann
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