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220476 tn?1212719350

AA and how it helped me!!

Hi Everyone.  I haven't posted for quite some time.  I'm glad to be back to share my experiences.  Please read my story if you don't know who I am.  I'm sure many of you will be able to relate.
I was alway scared to go to AA.  I didn't know anyone.  I didn't know what it would be like.  After I finished my outpatient treatment I was encouraged to go to AA.  They say 90 meetings in 90 days.  Well, for a while I didn't go.  I stayed sober but it was very difficult without support.  I kept thinking to myself, " just don't pick up the drink"!!!!  Unfortunatly the drink has a lot of power.  So, I relapsed.  Only for one day.  That night I drove myself to AA.  It has changed my life.  The people there are incredibly nice and loving.  There is something that happens at those meetings when one alcohlic shares with another that changes people.  If you are nervous to go, don't be.  Alcoholism effects every type of person.  I've met Doctors, new casters, teachers, mom's, etc....  It's not all religious.  It's what you make it.  
If anyone wants to talk I'm here.  Nice to be back.

Charlie's girl :)
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nice 2 see u back dear!i pm'd u awhile back and no response.....been hoping u were ok and ur sons 2.Stay with us!I love the saying it works if ya work it...and take what u can use and leave the rest!
243614 tn?1266197537
You and Ibi said it all.  Keep coming back, IT WORKS!  90 meetings in 90 days. WoW
I can only wish.  Stay with us on here too.  It all helps.  TJ
577285 tn?1608496538
Amen, sister....My exp. with AA was negative for many years...I blamed the tables, the people at them, the 12 steps, the smoking & coffee (even though I did both), the church, the chairs, the speakers, the cops, the courts, the sinners and the saints...... but never once did I once blame myself !!
It wasn't until I looked In the mirror and saw the lie that I had been living that I
realized that, it just may be.... me.  After years of making excuses and avoiding the truth, did I finally make the effort to find someone who would be willing to give me a ride to the nearest meet 25 miles away. It took less than 12 hours.  The 3 men who picked me up eased my fears with smiles and made sure that I felt that they were not put out by proclaiming, "Hey, your on our way!!" The group is small with about 12 to 20 suffering and ex suffering souls, who I Immediately felt comfortable around. I only go once a week right now for the next nearest is some distance even further. I cannot describe the power and strength that I draw from that little table, where men and women gather to share in a simple 1 hour meeting. There is Indeed "Magic" at that table that sustains and keeps me for an entire week. If anyone has thought of attending a AA/NA meet and is not sure how to proceed, I say this ; "Stop fooling around and don't be afraid, just go to a meet and let your worry's be laid ; on the shoulders of he that is greater than you, his promise is real and his word is true."   God Bless .... BURR P.
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