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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991895
09/16/20 08:35 AM
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Remember it's Alcoholics ANONYMOUS.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991901
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Anonymity is still in the "program". Not as valued nor important as it once was. Yet vital in survival and success for sobriety.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6991902
09/16/20 08:38 AM
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22 years for me

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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6992035
09/16/20 11:48 AM
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Acknowledging you need help is the most important step, My brother never did and he drank himself into an early grave..wouldn't accept any help from anyone, well, he's cured now.
Hang in there...

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6992048
09/16/20 12:00 PM
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Will be praying for you!


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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6992093
09/16/20 12:56 PM
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I went to about a dozen with the wifeís nephew. I got more out of it than he did. I think the program could help me loose weight.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6993296
09/17/20 09:54 PM
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I got 10 years sober now. People who knew me figured I would die drinking. But by the grace of God go I. I am afraid jack daniels stock holders lost money when I quit.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #6993320
09/17/20 10:08 PM
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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314105
07/26/21 10:00 AM
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Well, I didn't start the program as soon as I'd planned, but did manage to receive my 6 month token last week. Things have been going pretty well actually - have stayed busy enough that I rarely have time to think about booze. Did have a hankerin' a couple of weeks back, but made it through without giving in. This winter might be tougher when outside work slows down...might need to hunt or fish more. Tell you one thing, there have been more fish in my boat this summer than any other years! I know I'm working harder for them not being worried about if I brought enough beer with! grin

Last edited by DakotaBoy; 07/26/21 10:03 AM.

"Pretty cocky for a starving pilgrim!"
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: waggler] #7314121
07/26/21 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by waggler
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.


That is interesting. I have nights i get home from work and really want one of three things: glass of vodka, a bowl of chips, or sometimes a glass of milk mixed with protein powder. Really any of them satisfy the urge.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314150
07/26/21 10:34 AM
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I'm happy for you, stick with it and enjoy your new found life.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314158
07/26/21 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DakotaBoy
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.


I have lost 3 uncles to alcohol , they were 31 , 32 and 61

31 and 32 were motorcycle and car accidents , they were the one intoxicated and caused the accident.

61 he was in and out of AA for decades he had been fat , he had the stomach staple surgery , got skinny then drank it back on , his wife was/is also an alcoholic and in and out of AA he drank him self into organ failure , he had a moment of clarity near the end in the hospital that he had drunk himself to death , then passed.

keep with it and be around for your family.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314187
07/26/21 11:24 AM
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Hey man, you can do it. I went from 18 beers a day to zero and I donít know if I could have without AA. Iíll be sober two years on august 23.

Go to every meeting you can. I went every day for a while. If you slip, donít be ashamed to talk about it in the meetings because they all have been exactly where you are. They understand, and nobody is there to judge you. Good luck.


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314193
07/26/21 11:31 AM
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Hang tough, it can take awhile before you "feel better", but it will come!!!!


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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314198
07/26/21 11:42 AM
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You'll come to understand what one day at a time means...


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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314229
07/26/21 12:16 PM
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Good for you. I quit drinking almost 2 years ago.

I can promise you that life is better without booze. This includes life with the family. And, you are right about staying busy with the outdoors. My equipment has never been so organized and I get all kinds of things done at the farm now. I am hunting, trapping and fishing more too.

Good luck on your continued success!


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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: Blaine County] #7314233
07/26/21 12:28 PM
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Prayers sent.

Please keep us informed how the journey goes.

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Re: First AA Meeting [Re: Whopper Stopper] #7314705
07/26/21 11:17 PM
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Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, TODAY is cash and I will learn to live with cash or in the day. It is absolutely amazing how the future works out when I concentrate on taking care of today. It is funny how working with broken men and women who have "empathy" with and for you help one to become better then those with cynicism and sympathy. People who know how you feel and the path you have taken can give you the freedom you were seeking all along. Being a heavy drinker is a lot different then alcoholism and it is the ism that can really screw one up.

Bryce

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314711
07/26/21 11:25 PM
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Keep coming back, it works if you work it.

Re: First AA Meeting [Re: DakotaBoy] #7314712
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Give it time, it works. 9-9-84


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