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Old 02-19-2018, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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They are 4 days a week In my area. Was back down the shop at 10am this morning again. 2 bottles of wine and 4 beers. Never right.
Trying to pluck the courage to get to a meeting
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can make it to the liquor store, you can make it to a meeting. It's all up to you to make the right choice.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What is the fear, exactly?

People with the same problem as you will be there with open arms.

Do you want to find a way out of this cycle? Give it a shot.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's amazing!!! I agree with Culture--just do inside and don't think about it. Very brave of you
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know I need to go there.... is a bit daunting tho not gonna lie.
I moved to a new town so only know minimal people really but still scary.
Do I have to speak in them?
Iíve heard things about closed or open groups but Iím not sure
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When I used to go you spoke if you wanted to.
You can at minimum introduce yourself if your asked to.

Dont worry most of them have seen it all before.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Being in a cycle of drinking 2 bottles of wine and 4 beers sounds more daunting than simply walking into a meeting.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If I went to any lengths to get a drink,
then I had to go to any lengths to make
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Listen, learn, absorb and apply all
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Iíve emsiled them to make sure itís happening tonight
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I know I need to go there.... is a bit daunting tho not gonna lie.
I moved to a new town so only know minimal people really but still scary.
Do I have to speak in them?
Iíve heard things about closed or open groups but Iím not sure
Not at all. Walk in the door, sit down, and that's it. I would raise your hand when they ask if anyone is new so you get numbers to call. These will be the most important ones you will ever receive in early sobriety so you can reach out before you do something stupid.
Posting on here about how you are going to the liquor store first thing in the morning over and over clearly isn't helping.
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Iíve emsiled them to make sure itís happening tonight
Just go. Emailing is an excuse not to go. If they don't get back to you you should go anyhow. It's obvious you can get yourself around to a liquor store without knowing anyone in town. Did you care what the people who don't know you thought of you with that load of booze in your arms this morning?

Get to the meeting. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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One foot in front of the other, not via the shop.
Embrace the experience.
Knowledge is power.
Treat yourself, it’s free.

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Have tried and died’
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Do I have to speak in them?
you dont have to. however, those people cant help if they dont hear someone wanting help.

like going to the doctor and not telling him what youre there for.
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You don't have to say anything if you don't want to. I'd suggest arriving 10 mins before the meeting start time so you'll be walking in with others arriving at the same time.

Likekihood is that someone will come over and shake your hand and introduce themselves. We're a friendly bunch. And you know, NONE of us forgot our first meeting and what its like having to walk in that door the first time. We all remember , and we empathise with every newcomer that arrives.

Open meeting means it's open to alcoholics and those with an interest in helping them. Closed meetings are for alcoholics only. You would be able to attend either.
Good luck, not that you'll need it. Let us know how it goes.

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Old 02-19-2018, 04:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Nothing changes if nothing changes Jimmy.
Why not give meetings a go?

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Old 02-19-2018, 06:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Don't worry if you came out and drank. It takes a few meetings for things to sink in
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hey Jimmy, I was taken to my first meeting by the guy that 12 stepped me, so I already knew a few things.

I knew I didn't have to speak if I didn't want to. I didn't say a word for about six weeks. Listening did me a lot of good.

I knew I would see some steps on the wall which I may not like, but I knew an alcoholic of my type must take them if I want to recover.

I knew that there would be some people, probably only a few, who had taken those steps and could help me with them.

And I came to know that expecting to somehow absorb recovery through my seat in meetings, and not actually doing anything else, was not going to work.

It is easy to get the impression that going to lots of meetings will fix the problem. There is more to it than that.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Today is the day jimmy.
The day you became a man.
The day you said no more.
No more torment.
No more punishment.
The day you took the power back.

Do it jimmy, hold that head high.
Be that man.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey Jimmy! Thinking of you this morning, did you make it to a meeting?
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