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First AA Meeting #6991373
09/15/20 04:34 PM
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DakotaBoy Offline OP
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Well folks, it's been a tough little while for me. I've struggled with alcohol off and on for some years now, and I'm going to try calling it quits. First AA meeting is Thursday night, hoping to find some helpful tips and ways to cope. If you're the prayin' type, please keep me in mind. Hopefully mamma DID raise a quitter.


"Pretty cocky for a starving pilgrim!"
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991375
09/15/20 04:36 PM
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Hope it works out...
Prayers from Va...


Donnie

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991377
09/15/20 04:39 PM
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You can do it!


lifetime member NTA, OSTA, GTA
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: newtoga] #6991382
09/15/20 04:43 PM
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Get a big book, get a sponsor, go to meetings, meetings, meetings and pray for spiritual growth. Don't quit before the miracle happens.

Bryce

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991383
09/15/20 04:43 PM
09/15/20 04:43 PM
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Nebraska, Dawson County
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Prayers sent.

If you Believe, and truly want it bad enough, there is nothing that you cannot accomplish, with God's help.



Charlie


Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

NRA Life Member ~ GOA Member ~ NFOA Member ~ UNMLA Member
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991389
09/15/20 04:50 PM
09/15/20 04:50 PM
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Robert Lee, TEXAS
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Go with an open mind...

Listen, I mean really listen...

I've never been to a meeting that I didn't hear something, I could use...

GOD - Good ORDERLY Direction

The only person who ever got YOU drunk was you!! The only person who can keep you sober is YOU with GOD'S help...

PS: if you slip, don't beat yourself up, we all did it...

Well, most of us...


Enjoy the journey...


Good Luck and God Bless you and yours,

bulletbox,
TEXAS



Even sheep are smart enough to shade up when it gets over 100....
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991391
09/15/20 04:52 PM
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southern oregon cascades
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I've gone through this in the past, It's best to find a sponsor that you can talk to. The meetings are required by the court's for allot of people that get dui's so they really aren't trying to quit drinking. That's were a sponsor thats been through what you have can help.
Ask the person running the meeting to refer you to somebody that can sponsor you allso.


Violator 7 smells like Heaven!
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991399
09/15/20 05:01 PM
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Well ya just took the biggest step, accepting the "problem" and how to fix it. AA is good people, it helped me tremendously. Just tell it like it is when you feel comfortable talking to them, go to as many meetings as you can, doesn't cost ya thing but an hour of your time..it does work. Pm me if ya got any ? or just shoot the s..t..hang in there.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991406
09/15/20 05:11 PM
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2X all of the above. We're all rooting and cheering for you.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991418
09/15/20 05:29 PM
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cheerin and prayin for ya.

i promise whats on the other side is truly worth it.









Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991427
09/15/20 05:38 PM
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I think a lot of people think you have some sort of character flaw if you need assistance with something; that couldn't be further from the truth.

I don't want to get sidetracked here, but there can be a real draw for alcohol in a way that many people don't expect.
There is an interesting concept out there that a large part of alcoholism is merely a carb addiction. Many of you may think this is a silly idea, but I challenge you; cut 90% of carbs out of your diet for a few days. About 8PM on day four you will get the almost uncontrollable urge to drive up to the store a grab a box of donuts. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't experienced it myself.

Stick in there DB, the results will be well worth it. Pullin for ya.


My life is better than your vacation
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991432
09/15/20 05:46 PM
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Great 1st Step. You are on the Road to Recovery. Praying for your Success!

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991462
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I wish you the best have seen quite a few older guys that I liked alot drink thier self to death. Had a buddy go work up in ND and he said it seemed alot of folk up there are heavy drinkers.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991465
09/15/20 06:50 PM
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AA has a great track record. If you've decided to quit you surely should succeed with their help.

Best of luck! (Even if luck has zero to do with it).


"Can't we all just get along?" ---Rodney King (1991)
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991482
09/15/20 07:15 PM
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In my prayers. Believe in yourself and Gods grace and wisdom. I congratulate you on your courage and I know beside me you have much support.


"Skin that smokewagon and see what happens"
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991509
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Sobriety is awesome, life is much better without it!

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991531
09/15/20 08:14 PM
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There are several people I work with and greatly admire that are in recovery. I am not here to tell you it will be easy I am here to tell you it is worth it.


"Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children."
D. Trump
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991533
09/15/20 08:16 PM
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Sober for a very long time now. AA will help if you want it too. I still attend meetings from time to time depending on life situations, they will be there for a lifetime. Stand strong, know that you will never stand alone in this fight.



Owl


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Your life is an occasion ..... Rise to it
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991600
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I have a friend that is sober for several years now. He did not mesh with the AA approach, so tried a church program with limited success. Finally he found a program through his job that worked for him. My point here is don't give up, you can find the help you need and get that monkey off your back!

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991603
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Great to hear your giving AA a shot! Stay with it long enough and you will hear someone else share about every problem you believe only you have!!! You may end up hearing more suggestions then you are used to, but all they are is suggestions. The 12 steps offered in the program are the 12 butt savers and a great way to find God. Prayers are with you. Don't quit before the miracle happens!

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