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Still strugling

Postby AlmostGone » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:58 pm

Hello I John B. 27 years sober but face strugles each day. My moto dont drink. Try to be greatfull. Attend meetings meetings meetings. When I think I have done enough meetings I do 1 more.
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Re: Still strugling

Postby Brock » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Welcome to e-AA John B. I have a slightly different view of the AA program, yes I face daily struggles and use the tools of AA in overcoming them, and it makes for a pretty great life, and I am grateful for that and many other things. But meetings are in my opinion almost optional, I enjoy a couple a week and it's a means of passing the message to others, but they play little part in my sobriety. I guess everyone is different in certain ways, and if this is what you need more power to you.
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Re: Still strugling

Postby avaneesh912 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:01 am

Attend meetings meetings meetings.


You may want to consider working the 12 steps with a sponsor along with going to meetings.
Show him, from your own experience, how the peculiar mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power (Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 92)
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Re: Still strugling

Postby positrac » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:49 am

I was 23 when I finally accepted that drinking was not helping me and I had to surrender as I'd relapse expecting different results only to fail again! Being young, peer pressure and just fitting in have a lot of issues and it is not all bad being sober once you can get beyond struggling. Life is a struggle and it is part of the plan and we have no choice but to do our best.

Get a sponsor and talk and work toward self reflection via the steps of AA and I believe your life can get better as you shed stuff.
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Re: Still strugling

Postby AlmostGone » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am

I do now have a sponsor. I have began on steps. Hope soon to continue. My sponsor was ill. Then I was busy with work. Now my sponsor is visiting interstate. I am going to get there.
Thank you all for help.
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Re: Still strugling

Postby Noels » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 pm

AlmostGone wrote:Hello I John B. 27 years sober but face strugles each day. My moto dont drink. Try to be greatfull. Attend meetings meetings meetings. When I think I have done enough meetings I do 1 more.


Hi John B, welcome to e-aa :) Your post is very interesting to me. You don't mention what you are struggling with? Are you having thoughts of drinking, not enjoying life, having difficulties dealing with pressure at work or home, personal relationships? If you wish to give some more detail or specifics we may be in a better position to assist?
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