90 in 90?

Old 03-30-2015, 02:10 PM
  # 21 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,095
Ive never seen 90 in 90 hurt anyone, and that level of discipline and commitment definitely helped me. It did not, in no way, shape, or form, produce a spiritual awakening sufficient to overcome alcoholism. The good news is that in the time it takes to do 90 days straight, you can pretty much take all 12 Steps following the BB directions with a good sponsor.
keithj is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 04:06 PM
  # 22 (permalink)  
Dee74's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 188,424
Blog Entries: 1
Hi NightNDay

I'm not in AA but if you think you're past reasons for not doing it are stupid and you're desperate to find something that works for you - why not give it a try?

Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
Bmac (03-30-2015)
Old 03-30-2015, 04:35 PM
  # 23 (permalink)  
LBrain's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: PA
Posts: 12,007
Blog Entries: 2
What would you be doing if you didn't go to the meeting? Nothing?
If going to a meeting keeps you from drinking just for that time and also reinforces the desire to not drink, then just go. If you don't want to go because it doesn't make sense to you, then go anyway.
90 days going to a meeting is nothing compared to years of the alternative if you decide to keep drinking.

If you make it to 90 days and it still doesn't make sense, at least you made it 90 days. That's about how long it take to start changing an old habit.
LBrain is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to LBrain For This Useful Post:
Bmac (03-30-2015)
Old 03-30-2015, 05:02 PM
  # 24 (permalink)  
DrunkenDonuts's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 413
Blog Entries: 4
I can't imagine going to 90 meetings in 90 days. I have been to aa a number of times. I went a few times a week for a couple months and going 90 days in a row would make me want to kill them.

I really think it depends on the groups you get. Mine were filled mostly with old men regaling us with anecdotes of their drinking days and chuckling about inane in-jokes and big book wisdom.

If I were to choose between attending 90 meetings on consecutive days or slamming my junk in a car door repeatedly, the meetings would win. Just.

Different strokes and all.
DrunkenDonuts is offline  
Old 03-30-2015, 05:06 PM
  # 25 (permalink)  
Court jester
Bmac's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: South Florida
Posts: 508
When I first got sober in 1990, I did 90 days in a half way house and when I got out did another 90 in 90. But I did it out of fear of what might happen if I didn't since everyone told me that was what I was supposed to do. But it did work and I was sober for 23 years.

This time around, I refuse to be motivated by fear. I am motivated by the promises of what will come from living sober. I am attending AA 3-4 times a week primarily to get to know as many people as possible so that I have some accountability. I need the social aspect of the rooms since I always isolated. I address other areas that I consider part of my recovery as well, such as seeing a psychiatrist once every 1-2 months and a therapist weekly. I also read books about personal spirituality that are not recovery based, and of course, try to help others here on SR daily.

If what you have tried before has not been successful, you absolutely need to do something different. If 90 in 90 seems like the first and best option, then go for it! Nothing but good can come from it.
Bmac is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:13 PM.