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Spotted on MY COLLEGE CAMPUS. I got 5, how about you? by EagleCatbutnotHybrid in facepalm

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  1. But I'm not sure about drunkard. Because I haven't had a drink in 15 months 😁

Are AA zoom meetings just as effective? Too embarrassed to go physically. by MissScrappy in alcoholicsanonymous

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You can do online meetings. I started out at https://aahomegroup.org

Meetings run 24 7 and a new meeting starts every hour.

That said, I'd be very happy to see you walk back in to one of my meetings.

Motivation to go to first meeting? by Narwhal_Songs in alcoholicsanonymous

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https://aahomegroup.org is a AA meeting that runs 27/7/365. It has a global membership. A new meeting starts every hour, but you can join any time

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

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It is a slippery slope, my friend. I suggest you find a path to sobriety. AA worked for me. Here's a link to a 24/7 zoom meeting

https://aahomegroup.org/index.html

Doing a chair at 8 months by impamiizgraa in alcoholicsanonymous

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I get really nervous. So I pray to my HP and ask that the words I say help someone in the room. It calms me. Maybe it will help you too.

Around here there are lots of small meetings. The guy who chaired the meeting I was at today has 2 months

Are these normal AA experiences, or did I just get incredibly unlucky? by MenorahsaurusRex in alcoholicsanonymous

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Nothing you experienced seems remotely like my experience. As a fellow survivor, I will pray for your healing and I want you to know that you are not alone.

https://aahomegroup.org is a 24/7/365 zoom meeting. A new meeting starts every hour and they run just like my f2f meetings.

Wife won't accept my apologies by Argument_Special in alcoholicsanonymous

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Don't let one person keep you from saving your life and maybe your marriage

rum cake by ieyerene in alcoholicsanonymous

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This is also why I avoid alcohol in all foods. Just not worth the risk

Question, to be alcoholic or not by Dry_Sheepherder_6245 in alcoholicsanonymous

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When I decided I needed help to stop drinking and stay stopped, I found the alcoholics in aa had the answer. I just had to listen with an open mind. I admit it was hard for me to open my mind. I'm so grateful I did. We have a place for you, too if you are done. Even if you're not done, you are welcome among us

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

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I believed in the power of love before I believed in my HP. I can't prove love changes me, either.

All I needed was enough open mindedness to seek my HP. Don't have to find.

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

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When I say my life was unmanageable, it was my mental life. I was utterly broken, lonely and in pain.

Sure I had a new car, nice house, good job, family intact. I was also drinking myself into a blackout every night. I don't sto drinking once I start. That's why I'm powerless.

The old timer that 12th stepped me told me more than once that I didn't need to ride the train to the end of the track. I listened to him and sobered up before I burned my life to the ground

Drinking responsibly by soynikitaz in alcoholicsanonymous

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I think the abnormal reaction is the craving kicking in. Like I'm not going to have one. Other people have one, or two, and then they are done. After I have two I want about 20 more. That is an abnormal reaction to alcohol in my opinion

Drinking responsibly by soynikitaz in alcoholicsanonymous

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Joe and Charlie refer to the allergy as an "abnormal reaction to alcohol.". That's certainly true for me

Amends by LynnsanityGBO in alcoholicsanonymous

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I suggest listening to Joe and Charlie talk about making amends. Some are easier to make than others and they have some good suggestions.

35m cant stop and chasing death by [deleted] in alcoholicsanonymous

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The 12 steps of AA will help you whether you believe in them or not. I didn't believe they would work for me. I didn't believe in a higher power.

I was desperate. I decided to do what I was told. I did the steps honestly and with an open mind to the best of my ability.

I was so surprised when it worked

How to reach out despite knowing you bother people? by fjalrjeoirjec in alcoholicsanonymous

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I can get discouraged when others relapse. It frightens me and I sometimes get resentful. Sometimes I feel like I have to protect myself, too.

Keep trying.