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Old 09-11-2008, 11:10 AM
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Finally, courage to go to AA meeting

Ok, so on day 11 I finally summoned up enough courage to go to an AA meeting. I can't tell you how nervous I was outside the building, nearly turned around a few times to head straight back home. A few slow, deep breaths and marched through the door. Good old British grit.

The guy who greated me soon put me at ease, casually explaining what services were on offer and how I might want to go about it. Very patient with me, I must say. Surprisingly enough, there wasn't a word mentioned about alcochol on this first session.

Anyway, I'm definately taking out the 5 star/ 24 hours breakdown roadside assistance cover. That's the one for me, for sure.

Folks, AA is nothing to be scared of, believe me.





I'm definately gunna get booted off now, aren't I ? Sorreeeee, just soooo bored.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:13 AM
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right on Tim .... youve taken the first step on a good recovery program .. glad your sharing this with us , theres many out there that feel like you did when going there 1st time . keep up the good work !
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right on Tim .... youve taken the first step on a good recovery program .. glad your sharing this with us , theres many out there that feel like you did when going there 1st time . keep up the good work !

Well, that's definately sealed my fate. Take care folks, all the best.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:23 AM
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AA=Awesome Adventures while living sober.
I hope you find that true too!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:24 AM
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Folks, AA is nothing to be scared of, believe me.

I'm definately gunna get booted off now, aren't I ? Sorreeeee, just soooo bored.
Nah, you won't get booted out. After all, you've met the 3rd Tradition:

3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Scary? Well sure it's scary to be surrounded by people who are happy and laughing, especially when we've been living in the dark for so long. I spent my first five months in the program being silent and spilling coffee all over myself.
When the pain became too much and I reached out for help it felt like I was surrounded by more love than I've ever known.

There's nothing more magical than a roomful of alcoholics in recovery, talking, smiling, and laughing at things that normal drinkers find horrifying. I've heard that called "the music of AA".

I'm glad to hear it was a positive experience for you, and hope you continue to attend for years to come!
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I can't tell you how nervous I was outside the building, nearly turned around a few times to head straight back home.
Oh how this brings back memories. I can't tell you how many times I pulled into the parking lot and just sat there. Scared to death! Couldn't tell you what I was scared of yet the fear was almost paralyzing. Eventually, I mustered up the strength to get out of my car and walk in; hoping no one would notice me or even talk to me. I didn't fit in in the regular world and I didn't feel like i fitted in in AA. I'm very proud of you for taking that first step and being courageous enough to walk through the doors. :bounce It can be very hard and scary for some of us. Sometimes I say at meetings: "it takes alot of courage to walk in the rooms and it takes alot of courage to stay."

Even when you have doubts about going, go anyway. The disease is very, very cunning, baffling and powerful and doesn't want you to get well. Sounds corny yet, I believe it to my core.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:32 AM
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Timzup, that was very naughty of you!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:35 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing. I am also strongly considering going to my first meeting and it it's reassuring to know that you went and survived just fine!

Congrats.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:40 AM
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Well done Timzup. That's two of us from the Class of September 08 going to AA. Know what you mean, I was terrified.
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i'd just like to say well done for going to your first meeting keep it up your a winner
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:47 PM
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way to go!!! See, AA people dont bite unless asked!!! LOL.... Keep coming back!!! The rooms are safe, just like here..I know they sure have helped me!!
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Best thread ever!!!

Didn't consider the RAC route then?
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Way to go, timzup. I went to my first meeting yesterday so I TOTALLY know how you feel!! Will you go back, or have you already been back (not sure how long ago day 11 was for you)?
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Absolute legend

Best thread ever!!!

Didn't consider the RAC route then?
Recovery After Cocaine ?
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Recovery After Cocaine ?
Do they have Green Flag in your area?
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Oh, very funny Timzup................I'm always the last to get these things:wtf2
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Well ,Mostly Friday night. by Sunday.... stick and twigs mainly
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:19 PM
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Anyway, I'm definately taking out the 5 star/ 24 hours breakdown roadside assistance cover. That's the one for me, for sure.

Oh I get it now. Duh. Yep, I'm one of those slow alcoholics, the fog hasn't lifted yet.

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