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#405126 - 07/28/12 01:42 PM AA
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Registered: 06/16/12
Posts: 28
I am going to AA today for the frist time. I extremely fearful of going but I know I need to. I am not a black out alcoholic, I do drink enough to know it is a problem. My questions is has anyone been here and do you think the 12 steps helps with recovery
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Anything and all things are possible when you understand the feelings coming from you heart

Courage, honor, respect = strength!!!!

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#405128 - 07/28/12 01:52 PM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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#405136 - 07/28/12 03:04 PM Re: AA [Re: bodyguard8367]
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#405175 - 07/29/12 03:16 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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Good luck HappyDays,
let us know how was it wink
Pero
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#405180 - 07/29/12 07:46 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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Thank you all for the support, I made it to AA!!! I realized that I am an Alcoholic and that I have had periods of black outs. I thought black outs were passing out. Understanding the effects of black outs and realizing that I have not been able to remember conversations or my actions with important people in my life has been hard to realize, I do have the self awareness today and will continue to go AA. The self relations of my passed actions has brought the rage inside of me to a higher level. I trying real hard to manage it so I can get the help I need, to be the man or better yet the person below all the hate and rage that I have towards my abusers. I understand my passed actions was just a horrible way of dealing with all the pain that I did not know were it was coming from, I will work on keeping the rage I have towards the abuser and focus on giving myself the love and support I have craved since I was first abused!!! And allow myself to ask for help when I feel I am in a safe place.
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#407503 - 08/22/12 02:34 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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Good for you!
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#407562 - 08/22/12 01:59 PM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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#410250 - 09/16/12 12:37 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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I'm a member of two 12 step programs, and it's been invaluable to my recovery. Congrats to you!

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#410255 - 09/16/12 01:35 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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Hi Happy,

I am an AA member with nearly 16 years of sobriety and if a
f*#%ed @$$hole like me can get it anybody can. I've only started dealing with my abuse issues recently but I would never be able to tackle them if I was drinking and drugging. A sober guy faces the feelings and survives them. You will too.

Gary
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

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#410266 - 09/16/12 04:07 AM Re: AA [Re: HappyDays]
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Registered: 02/09/12
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Loc: Oregon
Hi HappyDays:

Congratulations on summoning the courage to step into your first AA meeting. I hope you keep coming back. I'm sober in AA; I don't know how much of my abuse recovery I could work if it weren't for maintaining my sobriety from all mood altering substances. I still have other ways of dissociating which disrupt my life horribly, but am grateful that I don't have the ongoing wreckage of drinking throwing my life into utter chaos.

Keep it simple, one day at a time!

Jim

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